News coverage about Datawatch (NASDAQ:DWCH) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Datawatch earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 46.8424341439922 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
A number of analysts recently commented on DWCH shares. Craig Hallum set a $18.00 price target on Datawatch and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Datawatch from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. TheStreet raised Datawatch from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Datawatch from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.33.
Shares of Datawatch (NASDAQ:DWCH) opened at $9.65 on Friday. Datawatch has a 52-week low of $6.95 and a 52-week high of $12.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $117.96, a price-to-earnings ratio of -43.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.82 and a beta of 1.26.
In other Datawatch news, CEO Michael Anthony Morrison sold 35,687 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.11, for a total value of $360,795.57. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 232,189 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,347,430.79. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 17.69% of the company’s stock.
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Datawatch Company Profile
Datawatch Corporation is engaged in the design, development, marketing, distribution and support of business computer software primarily for the self-service data preparation and visual data discovery markets. The Company also provides services, including implementation and support of its software products, as well as training on their use and administration.
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