News coverage about Nice (NASDAQ:NICE) has been trending very positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis 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. Nice earned a daily sentiment score of 0.58 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.8417635630654 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on NICE shares. Citigroup restated an “outperform” rating and set a $100.00 target price (up from $90.00) on shares of Nice in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective (up previously from $90.00) on shares of Nice in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Nice from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Nice from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $103.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group raised shares of Nice from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $93.86.

Nice (NICE) traded up $0.53 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $96.25. 44,670 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 178,904. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a current ratio of 1.32. The firm has a market cap of $5,800.17, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.62, a PEG ratio of 2.99 and a beta of 0.71. Nice has a 12 month low of $65.72 and a 12 month high of $98.48.

Nice (NASDAQ:NICE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The technology company reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.50. The company had revenue of $392.24 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $390.90 million. Nice had a net margin of 10.76% and a return on equity of 10.45%. analysts predict that Nice will post 2.59 EPS for the current year.

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Nice Company Profile

NICE Ltd., formerly NICE-Systems Ltd., is a global enterprise software provider. The Company’s segments include Customer Interactions Solutions, and Financial Crime and Compliance Solutions. The Customer Interactions Solutions segment provides data driven insights that enable businesses to deliver personalized experience to customers.

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