International Speedway (ISCA) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. International Speedway earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 44.9195111309583 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of research firms have commented on ISCA. Citigroup reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $31.00 target price (up previously from $30.00) on shares of International Speedway in a report on Monday, October 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded International Speedway from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub cut International Speedway from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.50.

International Speedway (ISCA) opened at $40.60 on Monday. International Speedway has a 52-week low of $32.25 and a 52-week high of $41.60. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,794.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.19, a PEG ratio of 6.01 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 2.41 and a quick ratio of 2.41.

International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 5th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by $0.03. International Speedway had a return on equity of 5.05% and a net margin of 10.07%. The business had revenue of $131.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $128.82 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.03 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that International Speedway will post 1.59 EPS for the current year.

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