Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) most recently reported quarterly actual earnings per share of $0.53 for the period ending on 2016-06-30. Prior to the company reporting, consensus estimates based on data from Zacks Research projected the company to report EPS of $0.53. The difference between the estimate and the actual EPS was $0 creating a surprise factor of 0%. Currently, the company has an impact score of 80. The likelihood that the stock will move on news is greater with a higher impact score. According to Beta Research, the stock has a sentiment score of 0. On a scale between 1 and -1, a positive score tends to portray a favorable view of company results by news outlets. The opposite is true for a negative sentiment score.
In taking a look at where the stock might be headed, analysts have a consensus price target of $70.846 on the shares. The most bullish brokerage firm has a $81 target, while the most bearish sees the stock headed towards $65. This is according to the 13 estimates taken into consideration by Zacks Research.
In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.58. This is according to a simplified scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell recommendation. There were 13 recommendations taking into account in order to arrive at this number. Of the 13, 13 have a Strong Buy rating and 1 are rating it a Buy.
Cerner Corporation is a supplier of healthcare information technology solutions, services, devices and hardware. Cerner solutions optimize processes for healthcare organizations. These solutions are licensed by 9,300 facilities globally, including more than 2,650 hospitals; 3,750 physician practices 40,000 physicians; 500 ambulatory facilities, such as laboratories, ambulatory centers, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and surgery centers; 800 home health facilities; 40 employer sites and 1,600 retail pharmacies. It operates in two segments: domestic, which includes revenue contributions and expenditures associated with business activity in the United States, and global, which includes revenue contributions and expenditures linked to business activity in Argentina, Aruba, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. Effective March 18, 2013, it acquired Labotix Automation Inc.
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