ExlService Holdings (EXLS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Accern Reports

Press coverage about ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ExlService Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2938711072956 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ EXLS) traded up 0.54% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $59.95. 34,005 shares of the company traded hands. ExlService Holdings has a 12-month low of $42.00 and a 12-month high of $60.06. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $56.90 and a 200-day moving average price of $53.31. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.02 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.43 and a beta of 1.27.

ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.24. The company had revenue of $189.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $185.65 million. ExlService Holdings had a return on equity of 14.34% and a net margin of 9.53%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.55 EPS. Equities analysts expect that ExlService Holdings will post $2.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of ExlService Holdings in a report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of ExlService Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $67.00 price objective (up from $60.00) on shares of ExlService Holdings in a report on Sunday, July 30th. Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $63.00 price objective on shares of ExlService Holdings in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Barrington Research set a $65.00 price objective on shares of ExlService Holdings and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. ExlService Holdings has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $60.00.

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In other news, EVP Villa Rembert De sold 900 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.01, for a total transaction of $50,409.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 10,697 shares in the company, valued at approximately $599,138.97. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Rohit Kapoor sold 7,882 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.81, for a total value of $463,540.42. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 262,300 shares of company stock valued at $15,035,224 in the last quarter. 5.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

ExlService Holdings Company Profile

ExlService Holdings, Inc is an operations management and analytics company. The Company segments include Insurance; Healthcare; Travel, Transportation and Logistics; Finance and Accounting (F&A); Analytics, and All Other. The Insurance operating segment serves property and casualty insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, annuity and retirement services companies.

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