comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.15 Per Share

Wall Street analysts predict that comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCORGet Rating) will report earnings of ($0.15) per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for comScore’s earnings. comScore posted earnings per share of ($0.49) in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 69.4%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, January 1st.

On average, analysts expect that comScore will report full-year earnings of ($0.50) per share for the current fiscal year. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of ($0.38) per share. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for comScore.

comScore (NASDAQ:SCORGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 28th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.11. The business had revenue of $96.54 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $97.09 million. comScore had a negative return on equity of 24.34% and a negative net margin of 13.89%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.18) EPS.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on SCOR shares. StockNews.com assumed coverage on comScore in a report on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered comScore from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 19th. Finally, Truist Financial lowered their price objective on comScore from $4.00 to $3.50 in a research note on Tuesday, March 1st.

NASDAQ SCOR traded down $0.02 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $2.49. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 28,155 shares, compared to its average volume of 250,535. The business’s 50-day moving average is $2.68. The company has a quick ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07. comScore has a 1 year low of $2.24 and a 1 year high of $5.25. The stock has a market cap of $225.19 million, a P/E ratio of -3.14 and a beta of 1.22.

In other news, insider William Paul Livek bought 200,000 shares of comScore stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 7th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $2.67 per share, for a total transaction of $534,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 3.30% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new position in comScore in the first quarter valued at approximately $41,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in shares of comScore by 8.3% in the fourth quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 56,913 shares of the company’s stock valued at $190,000 after purchasing an additional 4,365 shares in the last quarter. Citigroup Inc. raised its holdings in shares of comScore by 144.4% during the third quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 7,996 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,000 after acquiring an additional 4,724 shares in the last quarter. Marathon Capital Management raised its holdings in shares of comScore by 0.8% during the fourth quarter. Marathon Capital Management now owns 595,250 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,988,000 after acquiring an additional 4,900 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gabelli Funds LLC increased its position in comScore by 48.6% during the third quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 22,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $86,000 after buying an additional 7,200 shares during the last quarter. 67.02% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About comScore (Get Rating)

comScore, Inc operates as an information and analytics company that measures advertising, consumer behavior, and audiences across media platforms in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and internationally. The company offers ratings and planning products and services, including Media Metrix Multi-Platform and Mobile Metrix, which measure Websites and apps on computers, smartphones, and tablets; Video Metrix that delivers measurement of digital video consumption; Plan Metrix, which offers understanding of consumer lifestyle; TV Essentials that combines TV viewing information with marketing segmentation and consumer databases; and StationView Essentials to understand consumer viewing patterns and characteristics.

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