News stories about Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Shutterfly earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.0841217706853 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on SFLY shares. ValuEngine upgraded Shutterfly from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 price target on shares of Shutterfly in a report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Shutterfly from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. BidaskClub upgraded Shutterfly from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Aegis restated a “buy” rating and issued a $56.00 price target on shares of Shutterfly in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Shutterfly presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $53.50.

Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) traded up $1.50 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $43.65. The stock had a trading volume of 720,769 shares, compared to its average volume of 588,935. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,350.08, a PE ratio of 66.32 and a beta of 0.85. Shutterfly has a 52 week low of $39.76 and a 52 week high of $53.99.

Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The technology company reported ($0.78) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.79) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $195.44 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $191.65 million. Shutterfly had a return on equity of 4.66% and a net margin of 0.81%. Shutterfly’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.86) earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Shutterfly will post 0.45 EPS for the current year.

In related news, CAO Lisa Blackwood-Kapral sold 719 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.78, for a total transaction of $29,320.82. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 1,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $77,482. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Jason Sebring sold 644 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.30, for a total value of $31,105.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 71,363 shares of company stock valued at $3,077,580 over the last three months. Insiders own 0.80% of the company’s stock.

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Shutterfly Company Profile

Shutterfly, Inc is an online manufacturer and retailer of personalized products and services. The Company focuses on helping consumers manage their memories through the medium of photography. The Company’s segments are Consumer and Shutterfly Business Solutions (SBS). The Consumer segment offers photo-based products, such as photo books, stationery and greeting cards, other photo-based merchandise, photo prints and statement gifts.

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