Press coverage about Black Diamond (NASDAQ:CLAR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Diamond earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.0154119654147 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several equities analysts have commented on CLAR shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Black Diamond from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Roth Capital set a $7.00 target price on Black Diamond and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus upped their target price on Black Diamond from $8.00 to $9.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th.

Shares of Black Diamond (NASDAQ:CLAR) remained flat at $$7.70 during midday trading on Friday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 85,619 shares, compared to its average volume of 63,738. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a quick ratio of 1.68 and a current ratio of 4.53. Black Diamond has a one year low of $5.00 and a one year high of $7.95.

In related news, insider Aaron Kuehne acquired 5,923 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $7.21 per share, for a total transaction of $42,704.83. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Nicolas Sokolow purchased 5,076 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $7.26 per share, with a total value of $36,851.76. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 46.80% of the company’s stock.

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Black Diamond Company Profile

Clarus Corporation, formerly Black Diamond, Inc, through its ownership of Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing of active outdoor performance equipment and apparel for climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, skiing and a range of other year-round outdoor recreation activities.

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