Fair Isaac (FICO) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media stories about Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fair Isaac earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.245936069222 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Fair Isaac (FICO) traded up $1.75 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $155.18. The company had a trading volume of 131,850 shares, compared to its average volume of 145,433. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. The firm has a market cap of $4,670.00, a PE ratio of 38.99, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.16 and a beta of 1.26. Fair Isaac has a twelve month low of $119.54 and a twelve month high of $159.92.

Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The technology company reported $1.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.17 by $0.48. The business had revenue of $253.21 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $249.11 million. Fair Isaac had a return on equity of 30.03% and a net margin of 13.76%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.28 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Fair Isaac will post 3.68 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on FICO shares. BidaskClub upgraded Fair Isaac from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Fair Isaac from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $164.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Barclays lifted their target price on Fair Isaac from $135.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd.

In related news, Director A George Battle sold 5,000 shares of Fair Isaac stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.46, for a total value of $752,300.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,259 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,198,629.14. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Joanna Rees bought 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was bought at an average price of $152.00 per share, for a total transaction of $456,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 4,989 shares in the company, valued at $758,328. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.

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About Fair Isaac

Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is a provider of analytic, software and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate and connect decisions. The Company operates through three segments: Applications, Scores and Decision Management Software. The Applications segment includes pre-configured decision management applications designed for a specific type of business problem or process, such as marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and insurance claims management.

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