Press coverage about ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern 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 negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ACI Worldwide earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.6831091917249 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ ACIW) opened at 23.25 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $22.54 and its 200-day moving average is $22.47. The company has a market cap of $2.75 billion, a PE ratio of 107.64 and a beta of 1.34. ACI Worldwide has a 12 month low of $15.11 and a 12 month high of $24.65.

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The technology company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.09) by $0.11. The business had revenue of $240.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $225.87 million. ACI Worldwide had a net margin of 2.47% and a return on equity of 8.92%. The company’s revenue was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.15) EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that ACI Worldwide will post $0.52 earnings per share for the current year.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on ACIW. BidaskClub cut shares of ACI Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ACI Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $27.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, DA Davidson began coverage on shares of ACI Worldwide in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $26.00 price objective on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $25.50.

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In other news, CEO Philip G. Heasley purchased 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 18th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $21.32 per share, with a total value of $106,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director John M. Shay, Jr. sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.19, for a total transaction of $463,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 81,896 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,899,168.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 4.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

ACI Worldwide Company Profile

ACI Worldwide, Inc develops, markets, installs and supports a line of software products and services primarily focused on facilitating electronic payments. The Company also distributes or acts as a sales agent for software developed by third parties. Its products and services are used principally by financial institutions, retailers, billers and electronic payment processors, both in domestic and international markets.

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