News headlines about Amaya (NASDAQ:AYA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amaya earned a daily sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 44.7226944890904 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ:AYA) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Amaya Inc. (AYA) Ownership Up in Latest Report from Public Sector Pension Investment Board – Modern Readers (modernreaders.com)
- Owner of PokerStars reports jump in profit (theglobeandmail.com)
- Amaya is now The Stars Group following rebranding (pokerstrategy.com)
- PokerStars owner turns a new leaf with Q2 profit jump (calvinayre.com)
Shares of Amaya (NASDAQ AYA) traded down 1.12% during trading on Friday, reaching $17.70. 121,219 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Amaya has a 52-week low of $12.85 and a 52-week high of $20.35. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $17.60 and a 200-day moving average price of $16.52.
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Amaya (NASDAQ:AYA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 12th. The technology company reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.05. Amaya had a return on equity of 24.47% and a net margin of 12.28%. The company had revenue of $317.32 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $308.63 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.43 EPS. Amaya’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Amaya will post $2.19 EPS for the current year.
A number of brokerages have issued reports on AYA. Desjardins raised their target price on shares of Amaya to $30.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 15th. Canaccord Genuity set a $29.00 target price on shares of Amaya and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Amaya from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. TheStreet raised shares of Amaya from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 24th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Amaya from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.33.
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