News headlines about Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fair Isaac earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.9260258823777 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Comparing Xactly (XTLY) and Fair Isaac (FICO) (americanbankingnews.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Fair Isaac Corp. : December 8, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- No company should have a monopoly on credit scoring (thehill.com)
- Maritz Motivation Solutions Appoints Cameron Conway Leader of the Company’s Sales Performance and Channel Loyalty Practice (prweb.com)
- Want to raise your FICO credit score? Pay off bills (floridarealtors.org)
Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Fair Isaac from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Barclays lifted their target price on shares of Fair Isaac from $135.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Fair Isaac from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $164.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 16th.
Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The technology company reported $1.65 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.17 by $0.48. The company had revenue of $253.21 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $249.11 million. Fair Isaac had a net margin of 13.76% and a return on equity of 30.03%. Fair Isaac’s revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.28 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Fair Isaac will post 3.68 EPS for the current year.
In related news, Director A George Battle sold 5,000 shares of Fair Isaac stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $150.46, for a total value of $752,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,259 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,198,629.14. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Joanna Rees acquired 3,000 shares of Fair Isaac stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $152.00 per share, with a total value of $456,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 4,989 shares in the company, valued at approximately $758,328. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.
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Fair Isaac Company Profile
Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is a provider of analytic, software and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate and connect decisions. The Company operates through three segments: Applications, Scores and Decision Management Software. The Applications segment includes pre-configured decision management applications designed for a specific type of business problem or process, such as marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and insurance claims management.
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