News articles about Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Salesforce.com earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the CRM provider an impact score of 46.448191655911 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Salesforce.com (CRM) traded up $0.84 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $100.69. 5,323,700 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,457,712. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. Salesforce.com has a one year low of $68.23 and a one year high of $109.19. The firm has a market capitalization of $72,121.66, a P/E ratio of 312.03, a PEG ratio of 9.38 and a beta of 1.24.

Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 21st. The CRM provider reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.02. Salesforce.com had a net margin of 0.09% and a return on equity of 2.81%. The company had revenue of $2.68 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.65 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.24 earnings per share. Salesforce.com’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.0% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Salesforce.com will post 0.43 earnings per share for the current year.

CRM has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on Salesforce.com from $105.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective on shares of Salesforce.com in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. BidaskClub raised Salesforce.com from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Roth Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 price objective (up previously from $103.00) on shares of Salesforce.com in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price objective on shares of Salesforce.com in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and forty-four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $112.48.

In other news, Vice Chairman Keith Block sold 7,641 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.85, for a total transaction of $732,389.85. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 14,718 shares in the company, valued at $1,410,720.30. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Parker Harris sold 8,027 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.57, for a total transaction of $775,167.39. Following the sale, the insider now owns 51,572 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,980,308.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 670,072 shares of company stock valued at $68,439,414 in the last 90 days. 6.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Salesforce.com Company Profile

Salesforce.com, inc. is a provider of enterprise software, delivered through the cloud, with a focus on customer relationship management (CRM). The Company focuses on cloud, mobile, social, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence technologies. The Company’s service offerings are configured and integrated with other platforms and enterprise applications.

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