Atento (ATTO) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows

News headlines about Atento (NYSE:ATTO) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Atento earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.7720085314666 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

NYSE:ATTO traded down $0.10 on Tuesday, reaching $7.65. 1,396 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 138,823. The company has a quick ratio of 1.47, a current ratio of 1.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.14. The stock has a market cap of $565.40 million, a PE ratio of 10.20, a P/E/G ratio of 0.61 and a beta of 0.09. Atento has a 12 month low of $6.68 and a 12 month high of $12.90.

Atento (NYSE:ATTO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 7th. The business services provider reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.07). The business had revenue of $490.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $473.67 million. Atento had a negative net margin of 1.43% and a positive return on equity of 12.91%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Atento will post 0.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on ATTO shares. Barrington Research set a $14.00 price target on Atento and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. ValuEngine cut Atento from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Goldman Sachs started coverage on Atento in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $10.50 price target on the stock. Robert W. Baird decreased their price target on Atento from $14.00 to $12.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, March 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Atento from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Atento currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.70.

About Atento

Atento SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides customer relationship management and business process outsourcing services and solutions in Brazil, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It offers a range of front and back-end services, including sales, customer care, collections, back office, applications-processing, credit-management, and technical support services.

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