Workday (WDAY) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.25

News headlines about Workday (NYSE:WDAY) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Workday earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 45.74932225267 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $114.00 price target on shares of Workday in a research report on Friday. UBS AG restated a “sell” rating and issued a $95.00 target price (down previously from $121.00) on shares of Workday in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Guggenheim initiated coverage on shares of Workday in a report on Monday, October 30th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $105.00 target price on the stock. Northland Securities restated a “hold” rating and issued a $90.00 target price on shares of Workday in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $125.00 price target on shares of Workday in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have issued a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $99.53.

Shares of Workday (NYSE WDAY) traded up $1.09 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $107.26. The company had a trading volume of 243,409 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,575,959. Workday has a 52-week low of $65.79 and a 52-week high of $111.94. The company has a current ratio of 1.54, a quick ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16.

Workday (NYSE:WDAY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 30th. The software maker reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.09. Workday had a negative return on equity of 24.60% and a negative net margin of 15.71%. The firm had revenue of $525.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $507.44 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.04) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 40.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

In other news, CFO Robynne Sisco sold 5,267 shares of Workday stock in a transaction on Monday, October 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.36, for a total value of $565,465.12. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director David A. Duffield sold 457,386 shares of Workday stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $109.35, for a total value of $50,015,159.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 1,542,724 shares of company stock worth $167,301,313 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 37.71% of the company’s stock.

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About Workday

Workday, Inc is a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. The Company delivers financial management, human capital management and analytics applications designed for various companies, educational institutions and government agencies. As part of its applications, the Company provides embedded analytics that capture the content and context of everyday business events, facilitating informed decision-making from wherever users are working.

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