Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its position in comScore Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR) by 1.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 125,501 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,242 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors owned about 0.32% of comScore worth $2,997,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in SCOR. Royce & Associates LP acquired a new stake in comScore during the first quarter worth approximately $33,853,000. State Street Corp increased its stake in comScore by 121.0% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,444,365 shares of the company’s stock worth $43,388,000 after buying an additional 790,833 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its stake in comScore by 66.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,374,698 shares of the company’s stock worth $41,296,000 after buying an additional 549,427 shares during the last quarter. Cannell Peter B & Co Inc acquired a new stake in comScore during the first quarter worth approximately $12,934,000. Finally, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its stake in comScore by 40.0% in the second quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 1,400,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $33,432,000 after buying an additional 400,000 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.01% of the company’s stock.
comScore Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR) traded down 0.53% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $29.88. 442,202 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock’s market cap is $1.16 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $30.35 and a 200-day moving average price of $29.22. comScore Inc. has a 1-year low of $21.74 and a 1-year high of $51.37.
SCOR has been the topic of a number of research reports. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded shares of comScore from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $60.00 to $35.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 28th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of comScore in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. SunTrust Banks Inc. downgraded shares of comScore from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $35.00 to $34.00 in a research report on Tuesday, September 6th. Sidoti downgraded shares of comScore from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $30.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $43.00 target price on shares of comScore in a research report on Monday, September 19th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. comScore presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $40.09.
In other news, major shareholder Plc Wpp purchased 120,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 12th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $25.98 per share, for a total transaction of $3,117,600.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 4.90% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
comScore, Inc( comScore) is a cross-platform measurement company that precisely measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere. comScore completed its merger with Rentrak Corporation in January 2016, to create the new model for a dynamic, cross-platform world. The Company’s unmatched data footprint combines digital, television and movie intelligence with vast demographic details to quantify consumers’ multiscreen behavior at massive scale.
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