National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.11

Press coverage about National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. National CineMedia earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.2447946021365 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

National CineMedia (NASDAQ NCMI) traded up $0.13 during trading on Friday, reaching $6.48. The company had a trading volume of 345,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 540,092. The firm has a market capitalization of $408.95, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 0.62. National CineMedia has a 12-month low of $5.12 and a 12-month high of $15.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -14.71, a quick ratio of 1.76 and a current ratio of 1.76.

National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) last posted its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The business services provider reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $116.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $108.21 million. National CineMedia had a negative return on equity of 21.45% and a net margin of 4.81%. National CineMedia’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.13 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that National CineMedia will post 0.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

NCMI has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut National CineMedia from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 4th. Credit Suisse Group reduced their target price on National CineMedia from $8.00 to $7.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. B. Riley set a $9.00 target price on National CineMedia and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered National CineMedia from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $5.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, ValuEngine raised National CineMedia from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have assigned a hold rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.90.

In other National CineMedia news, major shareholder General L.P. Standard purchased 60,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were bought at an average price of $6.64 per share, for a total transaction of $398,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Insiders have acquired 810,940 shares of company stock worth $5,503,629 in the last quarter. 5.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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National CineMedia Company Profile

National CineMedia, Inc (NCM, Inc) is a holding company that manages its consolidated subsidiary National CineMedia, LLC (NCM LLC). The Company operates digital in-theater network in North America, allowing NCM LLC to sell advertising and certain third-party theater circuits under long-term network affiliate agreements.

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