Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Electronic Arts (EA) Stock Price

News articles about Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Electronic Arts earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the game software company an impact score of 44.8470444277145 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ EA) traded up $5.20 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $112.39. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,962,902 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,387,575. The company has a quick ratio of 2.38, a current ratio of 2.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. Electronic Arts has a one year low of $77.94 and a one year high of $122.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $34,700.00, a PE ratio of 29.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 0.61.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Vetr upgraded Electronic Arts from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $104.10 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday. Wedbush restated a “buy” rating on shares of Electronic Arts in a research report on Tuesday. Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating and issued a $128.00 price target (up from $126.00) on shares of Electronic Arts in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Barclays assumed coverage on Electronic Arts in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $129.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Electronic Arts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and twenty-three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Electronic Arts has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $122.53.

In other news, insider Andrew Wilson sold 10,058 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $113.81, for a total value of $1,144,700.98. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Chris Bruzzo sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $108.51, for a total value of $162,765.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 38,362 shares in the company, valued at $4,162,660.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 57,016 shares of company stock worth $6,172,470 over the last 90 days. 2.55% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Electronic Arts Company Profile

Electronic Arts Inc develops, markets, publishes and distributes games, content and services that can be played by consumers on a range of platforms, which include consoles, personal computers (PCs), mobile phones and tablets. The Company’s games and services are based on a portfolio of intellectual property that includes established brands, such as FIFA, Madden NFL, Star Wars, Battlefield, the Sims and Need for Speed.

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