Media stories about BOX (NYSE:BOX) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BOX earned a news sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the software maker an impact score of 45.3427641630361 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

BOX has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of BOX from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. DA Davidson assumed coverage on shares of BOX in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. They set a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price target on the stock. Vetr lowered shares of BOX from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.14 price objective on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of BOX in a report on Monday, March 5th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of BOX from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. BOX currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $25.29.

BOX opened at $25.68 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.48. BOX has a fifty-two week low of $17.25 and a fifty-two week high of $28.68. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.75 billion, a P/E ratio of -22.14 and a beta of 1.12.

BOX (NYSE:BOX) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 30th. The software maker reported ($0.07) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.01. BOX had a negative net margin of 30.62% and a negative return on equity of 433.21%. The company had revenue of $140.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $139.65 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($0.13) EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 19.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that BOX will post -1.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Daniel J. Levin sold 80,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.36, for a total value of $2,188,800.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 5,790 shares in the company, valued at approximately $158,414.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Daniel J. Levin sold 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.91, for a total transaction of $2,091,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 5,790 shares in the company, valued at approximately $121,068.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 352,079 shares of company stock worth $7,859,329 in the last 90 days. 8.51% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About BOX

Box, Inc provides cloud content management platform that enables organizations of various sizes to manage and share their enterprise content from anywhere or any device. The company's Software-as-a-Service platform enables users to collaborate on content internally and with external parties, automate content-driven business processes, develop custom applications, and implement data protection, security, and compliance features.

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