COMSCORE (OTCMKTS:SCOR) Upgraded to “Hold” by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of COMSCORE (OTCMKTS:SCOR) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Wednesday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “ComScore, Inc. is a global leader in measuring the digital world. This capability is based on a massive, global cross-section of more than two million consumers who have given comScore permission to confidentially capture their browsing and transaction behavior, including online and offline purchasing. comScore panelists also participate in survey research that captures and integrates their attitudes and intentions. Through its proprietary technology, comScore measures what matters across a broad spectrum of behavior and attitudes. comScore analysts apply this deep knowledge of customers and competitors to help clients design powerful marketing strategies and tactics that deliver superior ROI. comScore services are used by global leaders such as AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Verizon, Best Buy, The Newspaper Association of America, Tribune Interactive, ESPN, Fox Sports, Nestle, MBNA, Starcom USA, Universal McCann, the United States Postal Service, Merck and Expedia. “

A number of other analysts have also weighed in on SCOR. Wells Fargo & Co upped their target price on Stryker from $214.00 to $219.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Monday, April 1st. Needham & Company LLC restated a buy rating and set a $42.00 target price (down previously from $45.00) on shares of Synaptics in a report on Friday, May 10th. Aegis restated a buy rating and set a $25.00 target price (down previously from $30.00) on shares of COMSCORE in a report on Tuesday, April 2nd. Oppenheimer upped their target price on Amazon.com from $1,975.00 to $2,085.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Monday, April 1st. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $37.00 target price on Yelp and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Friday, May 10th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. COMSCORE presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $19.50.

Shares of OTCMKTS SCOR opened at $3.84 on Wednesday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $6.70. COMSCORE has a 52-week low of $3.54 and a 52-week high of $23.89.

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

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of SCOR. Primecap Management Co. CA increased its position in shares of COMSCORE by 1.3% during the first quarter. Primecap Management Co. CA now owns 8,758,157 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $177,353,000 after purchasing an additional 112,625 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of COMSCORE by 120.9% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 493,416 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $7,120,000 after purchasing an additional 270,060 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of COMSCORE by 53.3% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 502,035 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $7,245,000 after purchasing an additional 174,595 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank acquired a new position in shares of COMSCORE during the fourth quarter worth $6,865,000. Finally, Clearbridge Investments LLC increased its position in shares of COMSCORE by 7.7% during the first quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 1,488,533 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $30,143,000 after purchasing an additional 106,050 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 25.55% of the company’s stock.

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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