Convergys (CVG) Reaches $22.99 After 9.00% Up Move; National Research (NRCIA)’s Sentiment Is 1.82

February 15, 2018 - By Michael Collier

The stock of Convergys Corporation (NYSE:CVG) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 5.70% or $1.24 during the last trading session, reaching $22.99. About 1.38 million shares traded or 32.28% up from the average. Convergys Corporation (NYSE:CVG) has declined 10.85% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.55% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $2.13 billion company. It was reported on Feb, 15 by Barchart.com. We have $25.06 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:CVG worth $191.25M more.

National Research Corporation provides analytics and insights for the patient and employee experience in serving the healthcare providers, payers, and other healthcare organizations in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $896.21 million. The Company’s portfolio of subscription solutions offer information and analysis services in a range of elements, including patient experience and satisfaction, community population health risks, workforce engagement, community perceptions, and physician engagement. It has a 38.55 P/E ratio. The firm offers Market Insights solutions that allow the tracking of awareness, perception, and consistency of healthcare brands; assessment of competitive differentiators; and enhanced segmentation tools to evaluate the needs, wants, and behaviors of communities through real-time competitive assessments and enhanced segmentation tools.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $62.54 million activity.

Spitfire Capital Llc holds 4.88% of its portfolio in National Research Corporation for 310,455 shares. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc owns 421,931 shares or 0.7% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc has 0.7% invested in the company for 2.07 million shares. The Ontario – Canada-based Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. has invested 0.21% in the stock. Mckinley Capital Management Llc Delaware, a Unknown-based fund reported 48,004 shares.

The stock increased 4.48% or $1.45 during the last trading session, reaching $33.85. About 576 shares traded. National Research Corporation (NRCIA) has 0.00% since February 15, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Convergys Corp (NYSE:CVG), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Convergys Corp had 15 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating by Zacks given on Wednesday, August 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 20 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Convergys Corporation (NYSE:CVG) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, November 10. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 15 by Robert W. Baird. The company was upgraded on Friday, August 14 by Zacks. On Thursday, February 25 the stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform”. Sidoti downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, April 4 report. Citigroup maintained the shares of CVG in report on Wednesday, August 10 with “Neutral” rating. SunTrust downgraded the shares of CVG in report on Wednesday, February 15 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Convergys Corporation (NYSE:CVG) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 4 by Zacks.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.16, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 19 investors sold Convergys Corporation shares while 79 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 94.23 million shares or 0.36% more from 93.90 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Denver Invest Advsr Ltd Llc has invested 0.81% in Convergys Corporation (NYSE:CVG). Pacad Inv Ltd holds 0.02% or 3,500 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0% in Convergys Corporation (NYSE:CVG). Foundry Partners Ltd stated it has 0.25% in Convergys Corporation (NYSE:CVG). Jefferies Gru Limited Liability Co accumulated 43,442 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 4,007 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 5,566 are owned by Bartlett & Limited Liability. Foster Motley Inc holds 13,743 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Suntrust Banks invested 0% of its portfolio in Convergys Corporation (NYSE:CVG). Goldman Sachs, a New York-based fund reported 3.27 million shares. D E Shaw Incorporated reported 1.20M shares stake. Legal General Group Inc Public Ltd Liability Corp owns 110,771 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Lsv Asset Management has invested 0.2% in Convergys Corporation (NYSE:CVG). United Kingdom-based Waverton Invest Mngmt has invested 0.03% in Convergys Corporation (NYSE:CVG). Teacher Retirement Of Texas reported 7,760 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Analysts await Convergys Corporation (NYSE:CVG) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.45 earnings per share, down 4.26% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.47 per share. CVG’s profit will be $41.59M for 12.77 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual earnings per share reported by Convergys Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.14% EPS growth.

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