News coverage about Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Zebra Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.7109916458221 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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A number of analysts have weighed in on ZBRA shares. Northcoast Research upgraded Zebra Technologies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Wellington Shields upgraded Zebra Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Zebra Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. BidaskClub lowered Zebra Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Imperial Capital raised Zebra Technologies from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $95.00 to $120.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $114.63.

Shares of Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) traded up $0.52 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $123.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 310,332 shares, compared to its average volume of 255,332. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,554.48, a price-to-earnings ratio of 209.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.21 and a beta of 1.59. Zebra Technologies has a 12 month low of $81.02 and a 12 month high of $124.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.01, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 1.22.

Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The industrial products company reported $1.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.73 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $935.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $914.98 million. Zebra Technologies had a return on equity of 41.17% and a net margin of 0.82%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.43 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Zebra Technologies will post 6.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, SVP Michael Cho sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.15, for a total transaction of $110,150.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 10,426 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,148,423.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Frank Blaise Modruson purchased 1,540 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $103.88 per share, for a total transaction of $159,975.20. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 12,556 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,304,317.28. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

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Zebra Technologies Company Profile

Zebra Technologies Corporation designs, manufactures and sells a range of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) products. The Company’s AIDC products include mobile computers, barcode scanners, radio frequency identification (RFID) readers, wireless local area network (WLAN) products, specialty printers for barcode labeling and personal identification, real-time location systems (RTLS), related accessories and supplies, such as self-adhesive labels and other consumables, and utilities and application software.

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