Press coverage about MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MicroStrategy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the software maker an impact score of 46.673135735749 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

MicroStrategy traded up $1.29, reaching $142.75, during midday trading on Monday, MarketBeat reports. The stock had a trading volume of 3,340 shares, compared to its average volume of 79,436. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.62 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.73 and a beta of 0.63. MicroStrategy has a 52-week low of $122.16 and a 52-week high of $143.37.

MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The software maker reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.27. The company had revenue of $120.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $122.06 million. MicroStrategy had a positive return on equity of 6.93% and a negative net margin of 0.35%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.96 EPS. equities analysts predict that MicroStrategy will post 1.42 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered MicroStrategy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. BidaskClub lowered MicroStrategy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 26th. Mizuho restated a “buy” rating and issued a $200.00 target price on shares of MicroStrategy in a research note on Sunday, April 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded MicroStrategy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. MicroStrategy has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $158.75.

In related news, Director Robert H. Epstein sold 900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $131.17, for a total value of $118,053.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 900 shares in the company, valued at approximately $118,053. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 23.15% of the company’s stock.

About MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy Incorporated provides enterprise software platforms worldwide. It offers MicroStrategy Analytics platform that delivers reports and dashboards, and enables users to conduct ad hoc analysis and share insights through mobile devices or the Web; MicroStrategy Server, which provides analytical processing and job management for various reporting, analysis, and monitoring applications; MicroStrategy Web, a primary reporting interface for analysts that offers interactive reporting, dashboarding, and analysis through a Web browser; and MicroStrategy Desktop, an on-premise and single-user tool for easy-to-use self-service visual data discovery.

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