COMSCORE (SCOR) Receives Buy Rating from Needham & Company LLC

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Needham & Company LLC reiterated their buy rating on shares of COMSCORE (OTCMKTS:SCOR) in a report published on Friday, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has a $15.00 price target on the business services provider’s stock, down from their previous price target of $28.00.

A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. SunTrust Banks cut their price target on COMSCORE to $13.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research raised COMSCORE from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. Aegis reissued a buy rating and issued a $25.00 price target (down previously from $30.00) on shares of COMSCORE in a research note on Tuesday, April 2nd. Oppenheimer reissued a market perform rating on shares of COMSCORE in a research note on Monday, April 1st. Finally, Loop Capital downgraded COMSCORE from a buy rating to a hold rating and cut their price target for the company from $32.00 to $22.00 in a research note on Monday, April 1st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. COMSCORE presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $19.50.

Shares of SCOR stock traded down $0.06 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $11.28. The company had a trading volume of 419,960 shares, compared to its average volume of 220,814. COMSCORE has a 1-year low of $11.06 and a 1-year high of $25.69.

COMSCORE (OTCMKTS:SCOR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The business services provider reported ($0.46) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.37) by ($0.09). The firm had revenue of $102.29 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $106.19 million.

In related news, insider Daniel Hess sold 1,888 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.52, for a total transaction of $42,517.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of SCOR. JPMorgan Chase & Co. acquired a new stake in COMSCORE during the 3rd quarter worth $221,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp acquired a new stake in COMSCORE during the 3rd quarter worth $534,000. BlackRock Inc. acquired a new stake in COMSCORE during the 3rd quarter worth $5,969,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in COMSCORE by 941.0% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 223,356 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $4,072,000 after buying an additional 201,901 shares during the period. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in COMSCORE by 162.2% during the 3rd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 72,100 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,314,000 after buying an additional 44,600 shares during the period. 25.55% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

COMSCORE Company Profile

comScore, Inc operates as an information and analytics company that measures audiences, consumer behavior, and advertising across media platforms worldwide. The company offers digital audience products and services, including Media Metrix and Mobile Metrix, Video Metrix, Plan Metrix, and comScore marketing solutions, which provide person-centric insights across various devices and can capture various types of content.

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