SAP (SAP) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

News coverage about SAP (NYSE:SAP) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. SAP earned a news impact score of 1.83 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage about the software maker an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted SAP’s analysis:

Shares of NYSE:SAP opened at $100.99 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $124.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.54, a PEG ratio of 3.23 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a current ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. SAP has a 1 year low of $98.83 and a 1 year high of $127.16.

SAP (NYSE:SAP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 18th. The software maker reported $1.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $6.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.99 billion. SAP had a net margin of 17.57% and a return on equity of 17.64%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.01 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts predict that SAP will post 4.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

SAP has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. DZ Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a research report on Friday. UBS Group upgraded shares of SAP from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a research report on Monday, September 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SAP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 12th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of SAP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. SAP presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $112.89.

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About SAP

SAP SE operates as an enterprise application software, and analytics and business intelligence company worldwide. It offers SAP HANA, which enables businesses to process and analyze live data; SAP Data Hub, a solution that enables businesses to manage data from various sources; SAP Cloud Platform, which enables businesses to connect and integrate applications; SAP BW/4HANA, a data warehouse solution; SAP Leonardo, a system that enables customers to make business sense and opportunity of disruptive technologies; and SAP Analytics Cloud, which leverages the intersection of business intelligence, planning, and predictive analytics.

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