SEI Investments (SEIC) Receives Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.13

News headlines about SEI Investments (NASDAQ:SEIC) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. SEI Investments earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the asset manager an impact score of 45.2441751722726 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of SEI Investments (SEIC) traded up $1.61 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $76.97. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 603,674 shares, compared to its average volume of 800,384. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a quick ratio of 4.07 and a current ratio of 4.14. The firm has a market cap of $12,110.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.81, a P/E/G ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 1.28. SEI Investments has a 12 month low of $49.26 and a 12 month high of $77.49.

SEI Investments (NASDAQ:SEIC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The asset manager reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.15. The business 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 revenue for the quarter was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.55 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that SEI Investments will post 3.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

SEIC has been the topic of several research reports. BidaskClub lowered SEI Investments from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered SEI Investments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $72.00 target price on shares of SEI Investments in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 target price on shares of SEI Investments in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $73.50.

In other news, EVP Joseph P. Ujobai sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.81, for a total transaction of $1,456,200.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 32,540 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,369,237.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Carmen Romeo sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.17, for a total value of $1,112,550.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,600,952 shares in the company, valued at approximately $118,742,609.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 70,400 shares of company stock worth $5,182,460. 16.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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SEI Investments Company Profile

SEI Investments Company provides investment processing, investment management and investment operations solutions. The Company provides its solutions to financial institutions, financial advisors, institutional investors, investment managers and ultra-high-net-worth families in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, continental Europe and various other locations around the world.

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