News headlines about Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Zebra Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.6200048438789 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ ZBRA) traded up $14.89 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $135.24. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,421,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 363,622. Zebra Technologies has a 1-year low of $84.32 and a 1-year high of $137.56. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.01, a current ratio of 1.22 and a quick ratio of 0.74. The stock has a market cap of $7,190.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 237.26, a PEG ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.67.

Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The industrial products company reported $2.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.12 by $0.21. Zebra Technologies had a return on equity of 41.17% and a net margin of 0.82%. The business had revenue of $1.03 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $984.33 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.93 EPS. Zebra Technologies’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Zebra Technologies will post 6.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on ZBRA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Zebra Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Northcoast Research raised Zebra Technologies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $125.00 price target on shares of Zebra Technologies in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Wellington Shields upgraded Zebra Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Zebra Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Zebra Technologies currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $121.43.

In other Zebra Technologies news, SVP Michael Cho sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.15, for a total value of $110,150.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 10,426 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,148,423.90. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate 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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