Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN) Share Price

Press coverage about Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Morningstar earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9013834838255 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Shares of NASDAQ MORN opened at $102.30 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 1.64 and a quick ratio of 1.64. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,324.70, a PE ratio of 36.70 and a beta of 0.66. Morningstar has a 1 year low of $68.43 and a 1 year high of $103.46.

Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 20th. The business services provider reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $243.10 million during the quarter. Morningstar had a net margin of 15.02% and a return on equity of 15.64%.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Investors of record on Friday, April 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 5th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.98%.

Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of Morningstar from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd.

In related news, Director Gail S. Landis sold 1,531 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.46, for a total transaction of $146,149.26. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,350 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $510,711. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 57.50% of the company’s stock.

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Morningstar Company Profile

Morningstar, Inc provides independent investment research services in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers a line of data, research, and software tools on a range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, fixed income securities, private capital markets, and real-time global market data for financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and individual and institutional investors.

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