SAP (SAP) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News articles about SAP (NYSE:SAP) have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. SAP earned a media sentiment score of 1.41 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the software maker an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

A number of research firms have commented on SAP. DZ Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SAP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 12th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “neutral” rating on shares of SAP in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a research report on Monday, September 17th. Finally, UBS Group upgraded shares of SAP from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. 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’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $112.89.

NYSE SAP opened at $103.99 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a current ratio of 1.13. SAP has a 12 month low of $98.83 and a 12 month high of $127.16. The company has a market capitalization of $125.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.24 and a beta of 1.29.

SAP (NYSE:SAP) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 18th. The software maker reported $1.14 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.02. SAP had a net margin of 17.57% and a return on equity of 17.64%. The business had revenue of $6.03 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.99 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.01 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts expect that SAP will post 4.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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