Media stories about QAD (NASDAQ:QADA) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. QAD earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 44.6980825181711 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
QAD (NASDAQ:QADA) opened at $45.70 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $877.57, a price-to-earnings ratio of -44.37 and a beta of 1.00. QAD has a one year low of $26.04 and a one year high of $49.05. The company has a quick ratio of 1.60, a current ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on QADA. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of QAD from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of QAD from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 price target (up from $36.00) on shares of QAD in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on shares of QAD from $40.00 to $45.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $44.33.
QAD Inc (QAD) is a provider of vertically oriented enterprise software solutions for global manufacturing companies across the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology and industrial products industries. QAD Enterprise Applications enables measurement and control of business processes and supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management.
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