Press coverage about Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Mercury Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 44.6444603356782 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of research firms recently weighed in on MRCY. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Mercury Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target on shares of Mercury Systems in a research report on Monday. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price target on shares of Mercury Systems in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Noble Financial reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Mercury Systems in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Mercury Systems from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 24th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $45.50.

Shares of Mercury Systems (MRCY) opened at 52.96 on Thursday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $48.35 and its 200-day moving average is $42.65. Mercury Systems has a 12-month low of $22.31 and a 12-month high of $52.96. The stock has a market cap of $2.55 billion, a P/E ratio of 91.31 and a beta of 0.41.

Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The technology company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $115.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $115.11 million. Mercury Systems had a net margin of 6.09% and a return on equity of 4.87%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 35.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.23 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Mercury Systems will post $1.24 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CFO Gerald M. Haines II sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.94, for a total value of $129,850.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 220,760 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,466,274.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Charles A. Speicher sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.09, for a total transaction of $308,630.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 36,983 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,630,580.47. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 23,900 shares of company stock worth $1,120,368 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 3.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Mercury Systems

Mercury Systems, Inc is a commercial provider of secure processing subsystems designed and made in the United States. The Company’s solutions support a range of defense and intelligence programs. Its technologies include embedded processing modules and subsystems, radio frequency (RF) and microwave multi-function assemblies, as well as subsystems, and RF and microwave components.

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