News articles about EXA (NASDAQ:EXA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EXA earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.2855901654583 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of EXA (NASDAQ:EXA) opened at $24.24 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 1.06. The stock has a market cap of $363.92, a PE ratio of -78.19 and a beta of 0.63. EXA has a 12 month low of $12.34 and a 12 month high of $24.42.

Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of EXA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EXA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Needham & Company LLC downgraded shares of EXA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 29th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $24.25 price objective on shares of EXA in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus downgraded shares of EXA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $17.00 to $24.25 in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the company. EXA presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.63.

In related news, major shareholder Soros Fund Management Llc bought 14,119 shares of EXA stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 26th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $16.58 per share, with a total value of $234,093.02. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 11.53% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About EXA

Exa Corporation develops, sells and supports simulation software and services that manufacturers use in design and engineering processes. The Company focuses primarily on the ground transportation market, including manufacturers in the passenger vehicle, highway truck, off-highway vehicle and train markets, as well as their suppliers.

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