News headlines about Atento (NYSE:ATTO) have been trending positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Atento earned a news sentiment score of 0.29 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment’s rankings:
- Atento selected Agency of the Year in the Contact Center Category by the Direct Marketing Association of Brazil (finance.yahoo.com)
- Atento Completes Acquisition of Majority Stake in Interfile Leading Provider of BPO Services in the Financial Services Sector… (ih.advfn.com)
- Atento Completes Acquisition of Majority Stake in Interfile Leading Provider of BPO Services in the Financial Services Sector in Brazil (finance.yahoo.com)
- Atento S.A. (ATTO) Upgraded by ValuEngine to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on ATTO shares. Barrington Research started coverage on Atento in a research report on Monday, April 24th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $14.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Atento from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 24th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Atento from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 24th.
Shares of Atento (NYSE ATTO) traded up 0.97% during trading on Friday, hitting $10.45. The stock had a trading volume of 8,785 shares. The company has a market cap of $772.35 million, a P/E ratio of 55.88 and a beta of 0.02. Atento has a one year low of $6.85 and a one year high of $10.55. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $10.13 and its 200-day moving average price is $9.00.
Atento (NYSE:ATTO) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The business services provider reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.07. Atento had a return on equity of 11.78% and a net margin of 0.77%. The business had revenue of $468 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $442.32 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.13 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Atento will post $0.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Atento SA is a provider of customer-relationship management and business-process outsourcing (CRM BPO) services and solutions in Latin America. The Company offers a portfolio of CRM BPO services, including customer care, sales, collections, back office and technical support. The Company operates through three segments: EMEA, Americas and Brazil.
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