News coverage about Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fair Isaac earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.0239796331495 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) traded up $1.11 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $156.68. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 109,857 shares, compared to its average volume of 154,537. The firm has a market cap of $4,666.18, a P/E ratio of 39.19, a P/E/G ratio of 4.22 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 0.95. Fair Isaac has a 52 week low of $118.07 and a 52 week high of $159.00.

Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The technology company reported $1.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.17 by $0.48. The company had revenue of $253.21 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $249.11 million. Fair Isaac had a return on equity of 30.03% and a net margin of 13.76%. Fair Isaac’s revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.28 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Fair Isaac will post 3.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

FICO has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Fair Isaac from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, September 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Fair Isaac from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $164.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Barclays boosted their price objective on shares of Fair Isaac from $135.00 to $140.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd.

In other news, Director A George Battle sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.46, for a total transaction of $752,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,259 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,198,629.14. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Joanna Rees acquired 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $152.00 per share, with a total value of $456,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 4,989 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $758,328. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.

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Fair Isaac Company Profile

Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is a provider of analytic, software and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate and connect decisions. The Company operates through three segments: Applications, Scores and Decision Management Software. The Applications segment includes pre-configured decision management applications designed for a specific type of business problem or process, such as marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and insurance claims management.

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