Press coverage about Zayo Group Holdings (NYSE:ZAYO) has trended positive on Friday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research firm, a unit of Accern, scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Zayo Group Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.41 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Zayo Group Holdings (NYSE:ZAYO)

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Zayo Group Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Citigroup Inc. increased their target price on Zayo Group Holdings from $38.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Cowen and Company reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Zayo Group Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) downgraded Zayo Group Holdings from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Zayo Group Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $37.29.

Zayo Group Holdings (NYSE:ZAYO) traded up 0.47% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $32.28. The stock had a trading volume of 1,852,069 shares. The stock has a market cap of $7.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 248.31 and a beta of 0.54. Zayo Group Holdings has a 12-month low of $26.10 and a 12-month high of $35.65. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $32.58 and its 200 day moving average price is $32.56.

Zayo Group Holdings (NYSE:ZAYO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 9th. The technology company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $550.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $545.63 million. Zayo Group Holdings had a return on equity of 5.47% and a net margin of 1.53%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.08) earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Zayo Group Holdings will post $0.40 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Zayo Group Holdings news, CEO Daniel Caruso sold 22,570 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.80, for a total transaction of $740,296.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 4,786,546 shares in the company, valued at $156,998,708.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Richard W. Connor sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total value of $175,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 141,883 shares in the company, valued at $4,965,905. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 830,460 shares of company stock worth $27,508,489. Corporate insiders own 5.80% of the company’s stock.

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Zayo Group Holdings Company Profile

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to a range of businesses. The Company operates in five segments: Dark Fiber Solutions, Network Connectivity, Colocation and Cloud Infrastructure, Zayo Canada and Other.

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