News coverage about Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cerner earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.9275140019932 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Coast Guard to deploy Cerner EHR in DoD partnership (healthcareitnews.com)
- Cerner gives five-figure raises to its top execs (finance.yahoo.com)
- Rankin County Hospital District Launches Cerner Electronic Health Record (finance.yahoo.com)
- Investor’s Alert (RSI Analysis) – Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) (thestockgem.com)
- Cerner (CERN) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
NASDAQ CERN traded up $0.15 on Monday, reaching $56.57. The company had a trading volume of 3,362,919 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,814,069. The firm has a market cap of $18,765.14, a PE ratio of 25.71, a PEG ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a current ratio of 3.01, a quick ratio of 2.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. Cerner has a 1-year low of $55.29 and a 1-year high of $73.86.
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cerner from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. SunTrust Banks lowered shares of Cerner from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Evercore ISI assumed coverage on shares of Cerner in a report on Thursday, January 18th. They issued an “in-line” rating and a $77.00 price target for the company. BidaskClub lowered shares of Cerner from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Citigroup initiated coverage on shares of Cerner in a report on Thursday, January 4th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $67.42.
In other Cerner news, Vice Chairman Clifford W. Illig sold 307,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.52, for a total transaction of $19,852,804.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 1,229,719 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $79,341,469.88. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, VP Jeffrey A. Townsend sold 230,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.94, for a total transaction of $14,246,200.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 541,800 shares of company stock worth $34,353,860 over the last three months. Insiders own 13.11% of the company’s stock.
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Cerner Corporation provides health care information technology solutions and services in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, a person-centric computing framework, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual's electronic health record (EHR) at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers.
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