Media stories about Franklin Covey (NYSE:FC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Franklin Covey earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.5283433312065 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Franklin Covey stock traded up $0.15 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $25.75. The company had a trading volume of 170 shares, compared to its average volume of 25,476. Franklin Covey has a 1 year low of $18.00 and a 1 year high of $31.20. The company has a current ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. The stock has a market cap of $354.65 million, a PE ratio of -67.76 and a beta of 1.09.

Franklin Covey (NYSE:FC) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, June 27th. The business services provider reported ($0.18) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.23) by $0.05. Franklin Covey had a negative net margin of 1.47% and a negative return on equity of 5.05%. The company had revenue of $50.46 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $49.78 million. sell-side analysts forecast that Franklin Covey will post -0.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Barrington Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of Franklin Covey in a report on Thursday, June 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $30.00.

About Franklin Covey

Franklin Covey Co provides training and consulting services in the areas of leadership, productivity, strategic execution, trust, sales force performance, customer loyalty, and communication effectiveness skills worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Direct Offices, Strategic Markets, Education Practice, and International Licensees.

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