Cision Ltd (NYSE:CISN) Director Mark Ein sold 110,140 shares of Cision stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.45, for a total transaction of $1,591,523.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Cision stock traded down $0.20 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $15.70. 224,861 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 527,725. The stock has a market cap of $2.09 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.65 and a beta of -0.04. The company has a current ratio of 0.87, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.71. Cision Ltd has a 1-year low of $10.55 and a 1-year high of $17.07.

Cision (NYSE:CISN) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19. The firm had revenue of $179.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $169.49 million. Cision had a negative net margin of 15.10% and a positive return on equity of 3.04%. Cision’s quarterly revenue was up 23.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.07 EPS. research analysts expect that Cision Ltd will post 0.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

CISN has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Cision from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Cision in a research note on Thursday, March 22nd. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Oppenheimer initiated coverage on shares of Cision in a research note on Tuesday, June 5th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock. Robert W. Baird initiated coverage on shares of Cision in a research note on Monday, June 4th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Cision from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.10.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in CISN. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its stake in shares of Cision by 24.1% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 5,925,492 shares of the company’s stock worth $68,558,000 after purchasing an additional 1,149,712 shares during the last quarter. Spitfire Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Cision in the 1st quarter worth approximately $7,022,000. First Pacific Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Cision in the 1st quarter worth approximately $7,009,000. Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Cision in the 1st quarter worth approximately $6,890,000. Finally, Millennium Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Cision by 402.5% in the 1st quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 609,366 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,050,000 after purchasing an additional 488,098 shares during the last quarter. 29.92% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Cision Company Profile

Cision Ltd. provides public relations (PR) software, media distribution, media intelligence, and related professional services worldwide. The company enables public relations and communications professionals to manage, execute, and measure their strategic PR and communications programs. It offers Cision Communications Cloud, an earned media cloud-based platform that brands can use to build relationships with influencers and buyers in order to amplify their marketplace influence; and provides media database that offers access to influencers when planning a campaign, as well as to schedule and record various interactions with contacts.

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