[Business Wire] AOL Inc (NYSE:AOL)(TREND ANALYSIS) launched ONE by AOL™, an open, unified programmatic platform enabling marketers to optimize against campaign goals across all screens, formats and inventory types. ONE delivers a consolidated, holistic view of marketing spend and performance across all screens – including TV – and is unprecedented in market today. The launch of ONE represents a meaningful step in the simplification in the marketplace for marketers, agencies and publishers. In conjunction with the launch, AOL will consolidate most of its programmatic brands to align with the ONE platform.
“AOL’s mission has at its heart the ‘simplification’ of the digital space by unleashing the world’s best builders of culture and code, and today’s launch of ONE furthers that mission significantly,” said Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, AOL.
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The company is expected to announce next quarter earnings on May 06, at consensus estimate of $0.25. AOL Inc (AOL) reported last quarter earnings on February 11. The Web Portals & ISP company announced earnings per share of $0.78 against a consensus Street estimate of $0.55, beating the average estimate by $0.23. This corresponds to an increase of $0.02 compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year.
AOL Inc (NYSE:AOL) is currently trading 19.88% below its 52-week-high, 23.65% above its 52-week-low. The 12-months range for the stock is $32.31 – $49.86. AOL Inc (AOL) has a price to earnings ratio of 26.46 versus S&P 500 average of 18.42. AOL stock price has underperformed the S&P 500 by 16.3%. The Web Portals & ISP company is currently valued at $3.13 billion and its share price closed the last trading session at $39.95. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $39.77 and a 200-day moving average of $43.09.
AOL Inc (AOL) current short interest stands at 4.17 million shares. It has decreased by 2% from the same period of last month. Around 6% of the company’s shares, which are float, are short sold. With a 10-days average volume of 0.68 million shares, the number of days required to cover the short positions stand at 6.2 days.
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There are currently twenty-one analysts that cover AOL stock. Of those twenty-one, eight have a Buy rating, twelve have a Hold rating and one has a Sell rating. On a consensus basis this yields to an Overweight rating. The consensus target price stands at $47.4.
A recent analyst activity consisted of Axiom who initiated their coverage on the stock with Buy rating on April 17. Axiom fixed their price target at $47. This corresponds to a 17.65% upside from the last closing price. On the date of report, the stock closed at $39.95.
MonnessCrespi&Hardt initiated their coverage on the stock with Buy rating on December 1, and fixed their price target at $67. This corresponds to a 67.71% upside from the last closing price. On the date of report, the stock closed at $45.47.
AOL Inc is a web services company. The Company’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers consumers, publishers and advertisers. AOL focuses on attracting consumers and providing online advertising services on company owned and operated properties as well as third party websites. AOL also operates an internet subscription access service.