Leaf Group (LFGR) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.40

Media coverage about Leaf Group (NYSE:LFGR) has been trending positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Leaf Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.40 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.1549722778135 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.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Leaf Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Leaf Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Leaf Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.06.

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Shares of Leaf Group (NYSE LFGR) opened at $7.00 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $171.23, a PE ratio of -4.58 and a beta of 0.85. Leaf Group has a twelve month low of $6.35 and a twelve month high of $10.15.

Leaf Group (NYSE:LFGR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The technology company reported ($0.22) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.27) by $0.05. Leaf Group had a negative net margin of 24.14% and a negative return on equity of 47.38%. The business had revenue of $39.73 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $39.01 million.

In related news, EVP Daniel J. Weinrot sold 4,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.50, for a total value of $42,750.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Sean P. Moriarty sold 16,414 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.67, for a total transaction of $125,895.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 32,251 shares of company stock worth $264,959 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 47.60% of the company’s stock.

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Leaf Group Company Profile

Leaf Group Ltd., formerly Demand Media, Inc, is diversified Internet marketplaces and media company. The Company has online media properties and marketplace platforms that enable communities of creators to reach audiences in lifestyle categories. The Company operates an online studio platform for the professional creation and distribution of content, as well as two online artist marketplaces.

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