Media stories about NCI (NASDAQ:NCIT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NCI earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the information technology services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Several brokerages recently weighed in on NCIT. Noble Financial restated a “hold” rating on shares of NCI in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 price target on shares of NCI in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. SunTrust Banks, Inc. cut shares of NCI from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $24.00 to $20.00 in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of NCI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of NCI from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 13th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. NCI currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.33.

NCI (NASDAQ NCIT) traded up 0.126% on Wednesday, reaching $19.925. 22,874 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. NCI has a 52 week low of $10.98 and a 52 week high of $21.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $270.00 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.575 and a beta of 1.05. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $20.21 and a 200-day moving average price of $16.13.

NCI (NASDAQ:NCIT) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The information technology services provider reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.04. NCI had a return on equity of 11.73% and a net margin of 2.13%. The company had revenue of $78.75 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $76.55 million. On average, analysts predict that NCI will post $1.00 earnings per share for the current year.

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About NCI

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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