Media coverage about Gartner (NYSE:IT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Gartner earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the information technology services provider an impact score of 47.0958792163554 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Gartner (NYSE IT) traded up $1.44 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $115.54. 693,472 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 750,132. The company has a current ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.38. The stock has a market cap of $10,470.00, a P/E ratio of -189.41, a PEG ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 1.06. Gartner has a fifty-two week low of $101.20 and a fifty-two week high of $142.16.

Gartner (NYSE:IT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The information technology services provider reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.32 by ($0.15). The firm had revenue of $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1 billion. Gartner had a net margin of 0.10% and a return on equity of 49.06%. The firm’s revenue was up 44.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.97 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Gartner will post 3.92 EPS for the current year.

IT has been the subject of several recent research reports. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on shares of Gartner from $120.00 to $131.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $139.00 target price on shares of Gartner in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $136.00 target price on shares of Gartner in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Gartner from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on shares of Gartner in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $146.00 price target for the company. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $138.90.

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About Gartner

Gartner, Inc is an information technology research and advisory company. The Company works with clients to research, analyze and interpret the business of information technology (IT), supply chain and marketing within the context of their individual roles. It operates in three segments: Research, Consulting and Events.

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