Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect National Vision (EYE) Stock Price

Media headlines about National Vision (NASDAQ:EYE) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National Vision earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.0055294913173 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of National Vision (NASDAQ:EYE) opened at $43.13 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $3,310.00 and a PE ratio of -308.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.59, a quick ratio of 0.41 and a current ratio of 0.82. National Vision has a twelve month low of $27.19 and a twelve month high of $43.80.

National Vision (NASDAQ:EYE) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, December 7th. The company reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.04. analysts forecast that National Vision will post 0.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on EYE. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective (up previously from $37.00) on shares of National Vision in a research report on Thursday. Morgan Stanley set a $36.00 target price on shares of National Vision and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. Guggenheim began coverage on shares of National Vision in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of National Vision in a report on Monday, November 20th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $30.00 target price for the company. Finally, UBS Group began coverage on shares of National Vision in a report on Monday, November 20th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $31.00 target price for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $35.50.

In other National Vision news, COO Raymond J. Mcallister acquired 11,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 30th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $22.00 per share, with a total value of $246,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Patrick R. Moore acquired 4,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 30th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $22.00 per share, with a total value of $99,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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About National Vision

National Vision Holdings, Inc is an optical retail company. The Company is focused on offering a variety of products and services for customers’ eye care needs. The Company’s segments include owned & host segment and legacy segment. The owned & host segment includes two owned brands, America’s Best and Eyeglass World, and Vista Optical locations in Fred Meyer stores.

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