Jonathan Carpenter Purchases 7,000 Shares of comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR) Stock

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCORGet Rating) CFO Jonathan Carpenter bought 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 12th. The stock was bought at an average price of $1.56 per share, for a total transaction of $10,920.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 7,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,920. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of NASDAQ SCOR traded down $0.04 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $1.63. The company had a trading volume of 4,601 shares, compared to its average volume of 294,630. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $2.43 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $2.95. The stock has a market cap of $147.85 million, a PE ratio of -3.71 and a beta of 1.35. The company has a current ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. comScore, Inc. has a 1-year low of $1.52 and a 1-year high of $5.25.

comScore (NASDAQ:SCORGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 28th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by $0.11. The business had revenue of $96.54 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $97.09 million. comScore had a negative return on equity of 11.03% and a negative net margin of 6.19%. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.18) EPS. On average, research analysts expect that comScore, Inc. will post -0.52 EPS for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Citigroup Inc. boosted its stake in comScore by 144.4% in the 3rd quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 7,996 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,000 after purchasing an additional 4,724 shares during the period. Byrne Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in comScore during the 1st quarter valued at about $31,000. HighTower Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of comScore in the 3rd quarter valued at about $39,000. Lazard Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of comScore in the fourth quarter worth approximately $40,000. Finally, Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of comScore during the first quarter worth approximately $41,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 61.25% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of comScore from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday. Truist Financial decreased their target price on shares of comScore from $4.00 to $3.50 in a research report on Tuesday, March 1st. Finally, upgraded shares of comScore from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 11th.

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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