SEI Investments (SEIC) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.25

News stories about SEI Investments (NASDAQ:SEIC) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SEI Investments earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 46.3613285795778 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of NASDAQ SEIC traded down $0.59 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $69.49. 1,055,891 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 693,240. The firm has a market cap of $11,105.03, a P/E ratio of 29.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 1.25. The company has a current ratio of 4.14, a quick ratio of 4.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. SEI Investments has a 52 week low of $49.45 and a 52 week high of $78.35.

SEI Investments (NASDAQ:SEIC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The asset manager reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $408.22 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $397.96 million. SEI Investments had a return on equity of 26.74% and a net margin of 26.49%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.55 earnings per share. analysts forecast that SEI Investments will post 3.1 EPS for the current year.

SEIC has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered SEI Investments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. BidaskClub upgraded SEI Investments from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 3rd. Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price objective on shares of SEI Investments in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, William Blair lowered SEI Investments from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $75.00.

In other news, EVP N Jeffrey Klauder bought 3,637 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were bought at an average price of $23.86 per share, for a total transaction of $86,778.82. Following the completion of the purchase, the executive vice president now owns 45,831 shares in the company, valued at $1,093,527.66. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Stephen Meyer sold 20,424 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.44, for a total value of $1,581,634.56. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 98,276 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,610,493.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 95,348 shares of company stock worth $7,115,112. 17.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About SEI Investments

SEI Investments Co is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides wealth management, retirement and investment solutions, asset management, asset administration, investment processing outsourcing solutions, financial services, and investment advisory services to its clients.

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