ExlService Holdings (EXLS) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows
Media coverage about ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. Alpha One, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ExlService Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 72 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected AlphaOne’s rankings:
- COCHRAN, WICKER: COAST SHRIMPERS STILL NEED ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON IMPORTS (4-traders.com)
- ExlService Holdings, Inc. (EXLS) CEO Sells $734,482.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- ExlService Holdings, Inc. (EXLS) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Anticipate ExlService Holdings, Inc. (EXLS) to Announce $0.46 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
- ExlService Holdings, Inc. (EXLS) CEO Sells $449,212.28 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of analysts have commented on EXLS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised ExlService Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 31st. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of ExlService Holdings in a report on Tuesday, February 28th. Finally, Cowen and Company reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $54.00 target price on shares of ExlService Holdings in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $53.67.
ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS) traded down 0.15% during trading on Friday, hitting $46.53. The stock had a trading volume of 136,859 shares. The firm has a market cap of $1.57 billion, a PE ratio of 25.99 and a beta of 1.62. ExlService Holdings has a 52-week low of $42.00 and a 52-week high of $54.78. The company’s 50 day moving average is $46.05 and its 200 day moving average is $47.24.
ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 28th. The business services provider reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.61. ExlService Holdings had a net margin of 9.04% and a return on equity of 13.57%. The business had revenue of $177.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $175.93 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.56 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that ExlService Holdings will post $2.57 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, CEO Rohit Kapoor sold 13,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.07, for a total transaction of $617,338.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Nancy Saltzman sold 1,615 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.08, for a total transaction of $72,804.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 59,739 shares of company stock worth $2,753,866. Corporate insiders own 5.94% of the company’s stock.
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About ExlService Holdings
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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