Headlines about FICO (NYSE:FICO) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FICO earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.2632861693542 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Preparing to buy a home: how to raise credit score fast (themortgagereports.com)
- Serzh Sargsyan, Roberto Fico exchanged views over the Nagorno Karabakh peace process (panorama.am)
- FICO holds event on stock market (tribuneindia.com)
- FICO (FICO) Upgraded by BidaskClub to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com)
- Secured Credit Cards Build Foundations Of Good Credit, Habits (msn.com)
FICO traded down $4.69 during trading on Friday, hitting $164.23. 106,354 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 188,719. The firm has a market cap of $4,938.89, a P/E ratio of 41.26, a PEG ratio of 3.79 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 0.85. FICO has a one year low of $125.88 and a one year high of $179.58.
Several research firms have recently issued reports on FICO. ValuEngine lowered shares of FICO from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of FICO from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $203.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Barclays upped their target price on shares of FICO from $150.00 to $175.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $154.00 target price on shares of FICO in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $173.00.
Fair Isaac Corporation develops analytic, software, and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate, enhance, and connect decisions. The company offers analytical solutions, credit scoring, and credit account management products and services to banks, credit reporting agencies, credit card processing agencies, insurers, retailers, healthcare organizations, and public agencies.
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