Atento (ATTO) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.13

Press coverage about Atento (NYSE:ATTO) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Atento earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.0965582962096 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of Atento (NYSE ATTO) opened at 11.95 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $883.21 million, a PE ratio of 48.98 and a beta of 0.03. Atento has a 1-year low of $6.85 and a 1-year high of $12.30. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $11.83 and its 200-day moving average is $10.79.

Atento (NYSE:ATTO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 14th. The business services provider reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $473.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $464.12 million. Atento had a net margin of 0.99% and a return on equity of 11.96%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.13 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Atento will post $0.76 earnings per share for the current year.

ATTO has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Bank of America Corporation boosted their price objective on shares of Atento from $11.00 to $13.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Atento from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Barrington Research boosted their target price on shares of Atento from $14.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 21st. BidaskClub cut shares of Atento from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Atento from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $14.33.

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About Atento

Atento SA is a provider of customer-relationship management and business-process outsourcing (CRM BPO) services and solutions in Latin America. The Company offers a portfolio of CRM BPO services, including customer care, sales, collections, back office and technical support. The Company operates through three segments: EMEA, Americas and Brazil.

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