News headlines about Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) have trended positive on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Service Corporation International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 33 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Service Corporation International (NYSE SCI) traded up 0.26% during trading on Thursday, reaching $34.83. 585,345 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.52 billion, a PE ratio of 18.93 and a beta of 0.93. The company’s 50-day moving average is $33.45 and its 200 day moving average is $31.58. Service Corporation International has a 1-year low of $24.90 and a 1-year high of $35.50.

Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $773.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $769.57 million. Service Corporation International had a net margin of 11.59% and a return on equity of 24.67%. Service Corporation International’s quarterly revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.28 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Service Corporation International will post $1.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on SCI. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Service Corporation International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Service Corporation International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday. Deutsche Bank AG began coverage on shares of Service Corporation International in a report on Monday, May 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $40.00 target price for the company. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $37.00 target price (up from $34.00) on shares of Service Corporation International in a report on Friday, July 21st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $37.00.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This news story was first reported by The Cerbat Gem and is the property of of The Cerbat Gem. If you are accessing this news story on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark and copyright laws. The legal version of this news story can be read at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/08/03/service-corporation-international-sci-earning-favorable-press-coverage-accern-reports-updated-updated-updated.html.

In other news, CEO Thomas L. Ryan sold 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.80, for a total value of $3,180,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,175,109 shares in the company, valued at approximately $37,368,466.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Thomas L. Ryan sold 51,394 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.55, for a total transaction of $1,672,874.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,119,503 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $36,439,822.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 210,000 shares of company stock valued at $6,725,578 in the last quarter. Insiders own 6.20% of the company’s stock.

About Service Corporation International

Service Corporation International is a provider of deathcare products and services, with a network of funeral service locations and cemeteries. The Company’s segments include Funeral, Cemetery and Corporate. It conducts both funeral and cemetery operations in the United States and Canada. As December 31, 2016, it operated 1,502 funeral service locations and 470 cemeteries, including 281 funeral service/cemetery combination locations, which are geographically diversified across 45 states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI)

Receive News & Stock Ratings for Service Corporation International Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Service Corporation International and related stocks with our FREE daily email newsletter.