News coverage about Clearfield (NASDAQ:CLFD) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clearfield earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.7383692012873 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Clearfield from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Lake Street Capital raised their price target on Clearfield from $15.00 to $16.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Northland Securities set a $15.00 price target on Clearfield and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th.

Shares of Clearfield (CLFD) traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $13.25. The stock had a trading volume of 19,113 shares, compared to its average volume of 35,982. Clearfield has a 1 year low of $11.00 and a 1 year high of $21.60. The company has a market capitalization of $183.00, a PE ratio of 47.32 and a beta of 1.26.

Clearfield (NASDAQ:CLFD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.02. Clearfield had a return on equity of 5.95% and a net margin of 5.20%. The firm had revenue of $18.42 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.50 million. research analysts expect that Clearfield will post 0.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Clearfield

Clearfield, Inc manufactures, markets and sells fiber management and enclosure platform that consolidates, distributes and protects fiber as it moves from the inside plant to the outside plant and all the way to the home, business and cell site. The Company’s products include Clearview Cassette, which is the building block of its product platform; Connectivity and Optical Components; FieldSmart, which is a series of panels, cabinets, wall boxes and other enclosures that house the Clearview components; FieldShield, which is a fiber delivery method for broadband deployment; CraftSmart, which is a line of optical protection field enclosures, and Cable Assemblies.

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