Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio purchased a new stake in COMSCORE, Inc. (OTCMKTS:SCOR) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 46,900 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $242,000. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio owned 0.08% of COMSCORE at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Primecap Management Co. CA grew its holdings in COMSCORE by 1.3% during the first quarter. Primecap Management Co. CA now owns 8,758,157 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $177,353,000 after purchasing an additional 112,625 shares during the period. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D boosted its stake in shares of COMSCORE by 21.0% in the second quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 1,900,000 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $9,804,000 after buying an additional 330,000 shares during the period. Clearbridge Investments LLC boosted its stake in shares of COMSCORE by 7.7% in the first quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 1,488,533 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $30,143,000 after buying an additional 106,050 shares during the period. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL boosted its stake in shares of COMSCORE by 5.4% in the second quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 1,140,975 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $5,887,000 after buying an additional 58,395 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of COMSCORE by 120.9% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 493,416 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $7,120,000 after buying an additional 270,060 shares during the period. 25.55% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Loop Capital reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $5.00 price target on shares of COMSCORE in a research note on Wednesday, August 7th. Aegis set a $6.00 price target on COMSCORE and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded COMSCORE from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 17th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $5.00 price target on COMSCORE and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 7th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.17.
COMSCORE (OTCMKTS:SCOR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 6th. The business services provider reported ($4.61) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.28) by ($4.33). The business had revenue of $96.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $100.29 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.29) EPS. COMSCORE’s quarterly revenue was down 4.4% on a year-over-year basis.
comScore, Inc operates as an information and analytics company that measures audiences, consumer behavior, and advertising across media platforms worldwide. The company offers digital audience products and services, including Media Metrix and Mobile Metrix, Video Metrix, Plan Metrix, and comScore marketing solutions, which provide person-centric insights across various devices and can capture various types of content.
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