Media stories about Nice Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nice Systems earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.4423386823518 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Nice Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) traded up $1.12 on Friday, reaching $86.24. 59,825 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 159,434. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,240.00, a P/E ratio of 34.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.72 and a beta of 0.89. Nice Systems has a fifty-two week low of $63.72 and a fifty-two week high of $86.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a current ratio of 1.28.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Nice Systems in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. boosted their price objective on shares of Nice Systems from $80.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Nice Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Chardan Capital boosted their price objective on shares of Nice Systems from $76.00 to $84.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC boosted their price objective on shares of Nice Systems from $84.00 to $87.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $83.50.

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About Nice Systems

NICE Ltd., formerly NICE-Systems Ltd., is a global enterprise software provider. The Company’s segments include Customer Interactions Solutions, and Financial Crime and Compliance Solutions. The Customer Interactions Solutions segment provides data driven insights that enable businesses to deliver personalized experience to customers.

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