Bottomline Technologies (EPAY) Earning Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) have trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press 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. Bottomline Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.409542665647 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Bottomline Technologies (EPAY) opened at $37.13 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,510.46, a P/E ratio of -106.08 and a beta of 1.12. Bottomline Technologies has a 1 year low of $21.52 and a 1 year high of $39.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 1.71 and a current ratio of 1.71.

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The technology company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.26 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $95.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $92.51 million. Bottomline Technologies had a positive return on equity of 7.20% and a negative net margin of 3.67%. The firm’s revenue was up 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.26 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Bottomline Technologies will post 0.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have weighed in on EPAY. Zacks Investment Research lowered Bottomline Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Needham & Company LLC boosted their price target on Bottomline Technologies to $45.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $35.40.

In related news, insider Robert A. Eberle sold 30,907 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.45, for a total transaction of $1,033,839.15. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 379,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,680,895. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Ken D’amato sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.51, for a total value of $69,020.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 18,000 shares in the company, valued at $621,180. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 81,530 shares of company stock worth $2,737,398 over the last three months. 2.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Bottomline Technologies Company Profile

Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc is engaged in providing a set of cloud-based business payment, digital banking, fraud prevention, payment and financial document solutions. The Company helps businesses pay and get paid. It offers hosted or Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, as well as software designed to run on-site at the customer’s location.

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