Media coverage about Gartner (NYSE:IT) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gartner earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the information technology services provider an impact score of 46.7121730489406 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $139.00 target price on shares of Gartner in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on Gartner from $118.00 to $120.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Gartner from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $139.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, October 16th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and set a $137.00 price target on shares of Gartner in a report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $143.00 price target on shares of Gartner in a report on Friday, November 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Gartner has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $132.60.

Gartner (NYSE:IT) traded up $0.52 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $130.13. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 244,883 shares, compared to its average volume of 428,700. The company has a current ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.38. The company has a market capitalization of $11,800.00, a PE ratio of -382.74, a PEG ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 1.05. Gartner has a twelve month low of $95.40 and a twelve month high of $130.55.

Gartner (NYSE:IT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The information technology services provider reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $828.09 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $826.09 million. Gartner had a positive return on equity of 57.60% and a negative net margin of 1.25%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 44.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.58 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Gartner will post 3.42 EPS for the current year.

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Gartner Company Profile

Gartner, Inc is an information technology research and advisory company. The Company works with clients to research, analyze and interpret the business of information technology (IT), supply chain and marketing within the context of their individual roles. It operates in three segments: Research, Consulting and Events.

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