News articles about SAP (NYSE:SAP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SAP earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 46.3306794361585 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- SAP Ariba Among 2018 Pros to Know (finance.yahoo.com)
- SAP AG (SAP) Raises Dividend Policy to 40% or More of Profit after Tax; Recommends Dividend of EUR1.40 per Share (streetinsider.com)
- SAP unveils next- gen employee benefit structure in India (computerworld.in)
- SAP : Declares 12% Increase to 2017 Dividend (4-traders.com)
- SAP SE Releases 3 New Solutions to Protect Customer Data (martechadvisor.com)
A number of research firms have recently issued reports on SAP. Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SAP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $122.00 target price (down previously from $133.00) on shares of SAP in a research note on Monday, February 12th. DZ Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Cleveland Research cut shares of SAP from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. SAP has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $103.73.
SAP SE (SAP) is a software and service provider. The Company offers enterprise application software. The Company operates through two segments: Applications, Technology & Services segment, and the SAP Business Network segment. The Applications, Technology & Services segment is engaged in the sale of software licenses, subscriptions to its cloud applications, and related services (primarily support services and various professional services, and support services, as well as implementation services of its software products and education services on the use of its products).
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