Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact At Home Group (HOME) Share Price

News headlines about At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. At Home Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.46 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9637787129657 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of At Home Group (NYSE HOME) opened at $32.74 on Friday. At Home Group has a 12-month low of $13.97 and a 12-month high of $32.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.06 and a current ratio of 0.85. The company has a market capitalization of $1,947.29, a PE ratio of 54.57, a PEG ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 3.77.

At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 29th. The financial services provider reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.03. At Home Group had a return on equity of 7.53% and a net margin of 4.18%. The firm had revenue of $213.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $201.29 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.03 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 24.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that At Home Group will post 0.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on HOME shares. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating on shares of At Home Group in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Guggenheim restated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of At Home Group in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating on shares of At Home Group in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price (up from $30.00) on shares of At Home Group in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded At Home Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $29.44.

In related news, major shareholder Aea Management (Cayman) Ltd sold 3,109,701 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.50, for a total value of $76,187,674.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Lewis L. Bird III sold 79,764 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.50, for a total transaction of $2,193,510.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 52,882 shares in the company, valued at $1,454,255. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 6,098,842 shares of company stock worth $148,379,677 over the last ninety days. 7.14% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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