Media headlines about NCI (NASDAQ:NCIT) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NCI earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the information technology services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for NCI (NASDAQ:NCIT)

A number of research firms recently weighed in on NCIT. Noble Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of NCI in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. FBR & Co reissued a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of NCI in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Cowen and Company set a $24.00 target price on NCI and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised NCI from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 13th. Finally, ValuEngine raised NCI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three 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 $17.50.

Shares of NCI (NCIT) traded down 1.22% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $20.30. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 24,149 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $18.24 and a 200-day moving average price of $15.02. The stock has a market cap of $275.09 million, a PE ratio of 45.41 and a beta of 0.98. NCI has a one year low of $10.98 and a one year high of $21.00.

NCI (NASDAQ:NCIT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The information technology services provider reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.04. NCI had a net margin of 2.13% and a return on equity of 11.73%. The company had revenue of $78.75 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $76.55 million. Equities analysts predict that NCI will post $1.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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NCI Company Profile

NCI, Inc is a provider of enterprise services and solutions to defense, intelligence, healthcare and civilian government agencies. The Company provides information technology (IT), and professional services and solutions by leveraging its core service offerings, which include cloud computing and IT infrastructure optimization; cybersecurity and information assurance; engineering and logistics support; enterprise information management and advanced analytics; health IT and medical support; IT service management; modeling, simulation, and training, and agile development and integration.

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