Media stories about ExlService (NASDAQ:EXLS) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ExlService earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 44.619273337596 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on EXLS. BidaskClub lowered shares of ExlService from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. William Blair reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of ExlService in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Barrington Research dropped their price target on shares of ExlService from $72.00 to $70.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ExlService from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $66.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on shares of ExlService in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $62.50.
Shares of EXLS stock opened at $58.30 on Wednesday. ExlService has a 1-year low of $45.05 and a 1-year high of $64.34. The company has a current ratio of 3.14, a quick ratio of 3.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. The stock has a market cap of $2,022.48, a PE ratio of 41.94, a P/E/G ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 1.16.
ExlService (NASDAQ:EXLS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The business services provider reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.65 by $0.02. ExlService had a net margin of 6.41% and a return on equity of 15.09%. The business had revenue of $197.88 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $194.86 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.61 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that ExlService will post 2.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In related news, CFO Vishal Chhibbar sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.62, for a total transaction of $178,860.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 14,361 shares in the company, valued at $856,202.82. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Nalin Kumar Miglani sold 5,157 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.14, for a total transaction of $299,827.98. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 20,014 shares of company stock valued at $1,205,033 in the last 90 days. 5.80% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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ExlService Company Profile
ExlService Holdings, Inc provides operations management and analytics services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company offers business process management (BPM) services to the insurance industry in the areas of claims processing, subrogation, premium and benefit administration, agency management, account reconciliation, policy research, underwriting support, new business processing, policy servicing, premium audit, surveys, billing and collection, commercial and residential survey, and customer services.
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