Bottomline Technologies (EPAY) Receives Daily News Impact Score of 0.11
News headlines about Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing 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. Bottomline Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.815900210108 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Bottomline Technologies, Inc. (EPAY) Earns Hold Rating from Royal Bank Of Canada (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analyzing Bottomline Technologies (EPAY) and its Peers (americanbankingnews.com)
- Bottomline Technologies, Inc.: Bank of Hawaii Provides Innovative Digital Experience to Business Customers (finanznachrichten.de)
- Bottomline Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPAY) Stock Closed Above Its 50 Day Moving Average (highlightpress.com)
Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) traded up 1.11% on Monday, hitting $31.06. 388,570 shares of the stock traded hands. The company’s market cap is $1.16 billion. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $29.05 and a 200 day moving average price of $25.88. Bottomline Technologies has a 1-year low of $21.52 and a 1-year high of $31.12.
Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The technology company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $93.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $90.95 million. Bottomline Technologies had a negative net margin of 9.48% and a positive return on equity of 4.35%. The business’s revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.37 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Bottomline Technologies will post $1.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.
EPAY has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Bottomline Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $26.00 target price on shares of Bottomline Technologies in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. UBS AG raised shares of Bottomline Technologies from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised shares of Bottomline Technologies from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $33.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, FIX raised shares of Bottomline Technologies from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $33.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, July 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.00.
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In other Bottomline Technologies news, insider John Francis Kelly sold 3,977 shares of Bottomline Technologies stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.54, for a total transaction of $117,480.58. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 40,175 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,186,769.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Norman J. Deluca sold 1,898 shares of Bottomline Technologies stock in a transaction on Monday, July 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.99, for a total transaction of $55,023.02. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 77,192 shares in the company, valued at $2,237,796.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 8,625 shares of company stock valued at $242,161 in the last 90 days. 3.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
About Bottomline Technologies
Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc is engaged in providing a set of cloud-based business payment, digital banking, fraud prevention, payment and financial document solutions. The Company helps businesses pay and get paid. It offers hosted or Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, as well as software designed to run on-site at the customer’s location.
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