Dupont Capital Management Corp reduced its position in Cision Ltd (NYSE:CISN) by 45.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 39,001 shares of the company’s stock after selling 32,362 shares during the quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp’s holdings in Cision were worth $300,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its stake in Cision by 6.2% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 8,612,175 shares of the company’s stock valued at $101,021,000 after purchasing an additional 505,628 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Cision by 6.0% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 8,188,272 shares of the company’s stock valued at $96,047,000 after purchasing an additional 466,400 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its stake in Cision by 3.9% in the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 7,032,886 shares of the company’s stock valued at $79,613,000 after purchasing an additional 266,306 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Cision by 24.3% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,035,858 shares of the company’s stock valued at $70,800,000 after purchasing an additional 1,180,983 shares during the last quarter. Finally, TimesSquare Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Cision by 26.9% in the 2nd quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 5,743,635 shares of the company’s stock valued at $67,373,000 after purchasing an additional 1,218,600 shares during the last quarter. 55.12% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of CISN opened at $10.10 on Friday. Cision Ltd has a 52-week low of $6.02 and a 52-week high of $14.58. The company has a market capitalization of $1.50 billion, a PE ratio of 12.17 and a beta of 0.87. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $8.62 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $9.67. The company has a quick ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.75.

Cision (NYSE:CISN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 8th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19. Cision had a positive return on equity of 27.68% and a negative net margin of 1.84%. The business had revenue of $190.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $191.44 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.23 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that Cision Ltd will post 0.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have issued reports on CISN shares. Robert W. Baird downgraded Cision from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $13.00 to $10.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 22nd. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded Cision from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 23rd. SunTrust Banks downgraded Cision from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $9.00 to $10.00 in a research note on Wednesday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Cision from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 15th. Finally, William Blair downgraded Cision from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 23rd. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Cision currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.20.

In related news, insider Rainer Mathes sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.11, for a total transaction of $252,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 1,613,705 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,314,557.55. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 4.80% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Cision Company Profile

Cision Ltd. provides public relations (PR) software, media distribution, media intelligence, and related professional services to businesses worldwide. The company enables public relations and communications professionals to manage, execute, and measure their strategic PR and communications programs.

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