Media headlines about Leaf Group (NASDAQ:LFGR) have been trending positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Leaf Group earned a news impact score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.364678516381 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Leaf Group (LFGR) opened at 7.05 on Friday. The firm’s market capitalization is $143.76 million. Leaf Group has a 12-month low of $5.30 and a 12-month high of $9.35. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $7.31 and a 200-day moving average price of $7.78.

Leaf Group (NASDAQ:LFGR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported ($0.44) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.41) by $0.03. Leaf Group had a negative net margin of 31.38% and a negative return on equity of 52.73%. The company had revenue of $28.57 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.83 million. Leaf Group’s revenue was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Leaf Group will post ($1.75) earnings per share for the current year.

LFGR has been the subject of several research reports. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $8.00 price objective on shares of Leaf Group in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Leaf Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $10.50 price target on shares of Leaf Group in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Craig Hallum set a $12.00 price target on Leaf Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $10.04.

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In other Leaf Group news, CEO Sean P. Moriarty sold 67,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.72, for a total value of $450,240.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Over the last three months, insiders sold 72,558 shares of company stock valued at $491,923.

Leaf Group Company Profile

Leaf Group Ltd., formerly Demand Media, Inc, is diversified Internet marketplaces and media company. The Company has online media properties and marketplace platforms that enable communities of creators to reach audiences in lifestyle categories. The Company operates an online studio platform for the professional creation and distribution of content, as well as two online artist marketplaces.

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