Media headlines about Control4 Corp (NASDAQ:CTRL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to AlphaOne. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Control4 Corp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 84 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment’s scoring:
- Jobs In The Greenfield Area: Regional Sales Representative, Forklift/Inventory Control, Technology Sales Specialist (patch.com)
- PHARMERICA CORP : Change in Directors or Principal Officers (form 8-K) (4-traders.com)
- Editorial: Rent control the wrong strategy by Wynne Liberals (ottawacitizen.com)
- Buy Shipping Corporation of India; sell Cipla: Mitessh Thakkar (moneycontrol.com)
- Canadian Government Awards Cubic Corp. $4.5 Million Contract (sdbj.com)
Control4 Corp (NASDAQ:CTRL) traded down 1.99% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $16.25. The stock had a trading volume of 234,137 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $388.90 million, a PE ratio of 30.66 and a beta of -0.97. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $15.26 and its 200-day moving average is $12.68. Control4 Corp has a 1-year low of $7.01 and a 1-year high of $16.86.
Control4 Corp (NASDAQ:CTRL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 9th. The electronics maker reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $57.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $54.55 million. Control4 Corp had a return on equity of 7.50% and a net margin of 6.20%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 33.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.07 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Control4 Corp will post $0.94 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several research firms have recently commented on CTRL. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Control4 Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 10th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised Control4 Corp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $17.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, February 10th. Imperial Capital increased their price objective on Control4 Corp from $12.00 to $16.00 and gave the company a “line” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 14th. Singular Research began coverage on Control4 Corp in a report on Monday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $21.00 price objective for the company. Finally, S&P Equity Research raised Control4 Corp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $17.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, February 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Control4 Corp currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.80.
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In related news, SVP Jefferson Dungan sold 66,371 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.19, for a total transaction of $1,008,175.49. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 30,724 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $466,697.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Greg Bishop sold 4,167 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.34, for a total value of $59,754.78. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 14,295 shares in the company, valued at approximately $204,990.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 131,074 shares of company stock worth $1,977,678 in the last three months. 6.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Control4 Corp Company Profile
Control4 Corporation (Control4) is a provider of smart home and business solutions. The Company’s smart home and small business solutions provide consumers with the ability to integrate audio, video, lighting, temperature, security, communications, network management and other functionalities into a unified automation solution, customized to match their lifestyles and business needs.
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