Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

Media stories about Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Zebra Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.7291041050093 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on ZBRA shares. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 price objective on shares of Zebra Technologies in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Wellington Shields upgraded Zebra Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Zebra Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Northcoast Research upgraded Zebra Technologies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Zebra Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $114.88.

Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) opened at $109.54 on Monday. Zebra Technologies has a 12 month low of $81.02 and a 12 month high of $117.44. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,826.32, a PE ratio of 185.66, a PEG ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 1.59. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.01.

Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The industrial products company reported $1.87 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.73 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $935.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $914.98 million. Zebra Technologies had a return on equity of 41.17% and a net margin of 0.82%. Zebra Technologies’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.43 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Zebra Technologies will post 6.37 EPS for the current year.

In other news, SVP Michael Cho sold 1,000 shares of Zebra Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.15, for a total value of $110,150.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 10,426 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,148,423.90. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Frank Blaise Modruson purchased 1,540 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $103.88 per share, for a total transaction of $159,975.20. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 12,556 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,304,317.28. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 2.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies Corporation designs, manufactures and sells a range of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) products. The Company’s AIDC products include mobile computers, barcode scanners, radio frequency identification (RFID) readers, wireless local area network (WLAN) products, specialty printers for barcode labeling and personal identification, real-time location systems (RTLS), related accessories and supplies, such as self-adhesive labels and other consumables, and utilities and application software.

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