Infosys (INFY) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.48

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Headlines about Infosys (NYSE:INFY) have trended neutral this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Infosys earned a media sentiment score of 0.48 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news stories about the technology company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Infosys’ analysis:

INFY stock traded up $0.06 on Tuesday, reaching $9.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,937,774 shares, compared to its average volume of 11,541,696. Infosys has a 52 week low of $7.16 and a 52 week high of $10.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $41.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 0.42.

Infosys (NYSE:INFY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 16th. The technology company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13. Infosys had a return on equity of 24.56% and a net margin of 21.94%. The business had revenue of $2.92 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.89 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.13 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Infosys will post 0.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 26th. Investors of record on Friday, October 26th were issued a $0.085 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 25th. Infosys’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 34.00%.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. ValuEngine lowered Infosys from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Cantor Fitzgerald upped their target price on Infosys from $16.00 to $19.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, July 16th. Cowen increased their price objective on Infosys from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, July 16th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price objective on shares of Infosys in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. Finally, Robert W. Baird increased their price objective on Infosys from $9.00 to $10.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, September 14th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Infosys currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.26.

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Infosys Company Profile

Infosys Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides consulting, technology, and outsourcing services in North America, Europe, India, and internationally. It provides business information technology services, including application development and maintenance, independent validation, infrastructure management, and business process management services, as well as engineering services, such as engineering and life cycle solutions; and consulting and systems integration services comprising consulting, enterprise solutions, systems integration, and advanced technologies.

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