Media headlines about Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blucora earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 46.066121845445 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $22.30. 434,363 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 373,659. The stock has a market cap of $1,030.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of -247.75, a P/E/G ratio of 0.68 and a beta of -0.17. Blucora has a 52 week low of $14.30 and a 52 week high of $26.15. The company has a quick ratio of 2.23, a current ratio of 2.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65.

BCOR has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Blucora from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Benchmark reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective on shares of Blucora in a research note on Monday, November 20th. ValuEngine raised shares of Blucora from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. BidaskClub cut shares of Blucora from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Blucora from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $27.00.

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About Blucora

Blucora, Inc is a provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small business owners and tax professionals. The Company operates through the Wealth Management and Tax Preparation segments. The Company’s Wealth Management segment consists of HD Vest, which provides financial advisors with an integrated platform of brokerage, investment advisory and insurance services to assist in making each financial advisor a financial service center for his/her clients The Company’s Tax Preparation segment provides digital do-it-yourself (DDIY) tax preparation solutions for consumers, small business owners and tax professionals.

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