Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Sabre (SABR) Stock Price
News coverage about Sabre (NASDAQ:SABR) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Sabre earned a news sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the information technology services provider an impact score of 46.6756562468918 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- ETFs with exposure to Sabre Corp. : December 25, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Sabre Corp (SABR) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $859.61 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Sabre Recognised as Best Travel Technology Company (thisdaylive.com)
- Sabre achieves IATA NDC Level 2 capability as an I.T. provider (finance.yahoo.com)
- ATD Dallas Recognizes Sabre with AXIS Award for Leadership Development (businesswire.com)
Shares of Sabre (NASDAQ:SABR) traded up $0.03 on Tuesday, reaching $20.79. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,443,697 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,996,186. Sabre has a 12 month low of $17.30 and a 12 month high of $25.89. The stock has a market cap of $5,705.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.03, a PEG ratio of 4.77 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.29, a current ratio of 0.89 and a quick ratio of 0.89.
Sabre (NASDAQ:SABR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The information technology services provider reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $900.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $884.04 million. Sabre had a return on equity of 53.97% and a net margin of 5.22%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.27 EPS. equities analysts predict that Sabre will post 1.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.69%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 20th. Sabre’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 83.58%.
Several analysts have recently issued reports on SABR shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sabre from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 4th. TheStreet raised Sabre from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, November 27th. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target (down previously from $25.00) on shares of Sabre in a report on Monday, October 9th. Cowen set a $23.00 price target on Sabre and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of Sabre in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sabre presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $22.63.
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Sabre Corporation is a technology solutions provider to the global travel and tourism industry. The Company provides software and services to a range of travel suppliers and travel buyers. The Company operates through two business segments: Travel Network, and Airline and Hospitality Solutions. Travel Network is its global business-to-business travel marketplace and consists primarily of its global distribution system (GDS) and a set of solutions that integrate with its GDS to serve travel suppliers and travel buyers.
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