Press coverage about ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ACI Worldwide earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.8654085302176 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- ACI Delivers Cloud-Based Omni-Channel Solution for Merchants (finance.yahoo.com)
- ACI Worldwide Receives Frost & Sullivan 2017 European Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award in the Payment Systems Market (markets.financialcontent.com)
- ACI Worldwide Brings Flexible, Global Omni-Channel Payments to NRF 2018, Meeting the Challenge of Changing Customer Behaviors (finance.yahoo.com)
- Klarna Payments Expands eCommerce Footprint with ACI Worldwide (finance.yahoo.com)
- Klarna Payments Expands E-commerce Footprint With ACI Worldwide (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of ACI Worldwide (ACIW) traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $23.40. 505,577 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 513,517. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 1.16. The stock has a market cap of $2,786.61, a PE ratio of 70.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.25 and a beta of 1.30. ACI Worldwide has a 52-week low of $18.63 and a 52-week high of $25.00.
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of ACI Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of ACI Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $26.00.
In other news, EVP Anthony M. Scotto, Jr. sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.97, for a total transaction of $689,100.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director James Mcgroddy sold 90,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.40, for a total transaction of $2,016,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 76,896 shares in the company, valued at $1,722,470.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 180,000 shares of company stock worth $4,069,200 over the last three months. 4.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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About ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide, Inc develops, markets, installs and supports a line of software products and services primarily focused on facilitating electronic payments. The Company also distributes or acts as a sales agent for software developed by third parties. Its products and services are used principally by financial institutions, retailers, billers and electronic payment processors, both in domestic and international markets.
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