News coverage about Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Morningstar earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 45.6641266399992 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Morningstar (NASDAQ MORN) opened at 82.02 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $3.49 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.52 and a beta of 0.75. Morningstar has a 52-week low of $67.74 and a 52-week high of $84.67. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $81.97 and a 200 day moving average price of $78.27.

Separately, BidaskClub raised Morningstar from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd.

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In other news, Director Gail S. Landis sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.00, for a total value of $41,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,881 shares in the company, valued at $654,123. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Bevin Desmond sold 3,002 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.21, for a total value of $249,796.42. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 34,040 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,832,468.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 4,002 shares of company stock valued at $332,401. Corporate insiders own 57.40% of the company’s stock.

Morningstar Company Profile

Morningstar, Inc is a provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The Company focuses to create products that help investors reach their financial goals. It offers a range of data, software, research, and investment management offerings for financial advisors, asset managers, sponsors, and individual investors.

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