Press coverage about Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Computer Programs & Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.51715096204 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Head-To-Head Survey: Internap (INAP) vs. Computer Programs & Systems (CPSI) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Cyber-physical Systems Market to See Incredible Growth During 2017-2027 (openpr.com)
- Career Briefs: Airgain Inc. Names Farrukh Usmani Vice President of Engineering (indiawest.com)
- Survey: Seventy-Eight Percent of Customers Increased the Efficiency of Software Testing Using Ranorex’s Test Automation Tool (bizjournals.com)
Computer Programs & Systems (CPSI) opened at $30.20 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $421.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.17, a PEG ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.08. Computer Programs & Systems has a 52 week low of $25.95 and a 52 week high of $36.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a current ratio of 1.42.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 22nd were given a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 21st. Computer Programs & Systems’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -31.50%.
Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Computer Programs & Systems from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Computer Programs & Systems in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $32.00 price target on shares of Computer Programs & Systems in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Computer Programs & Systems in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Finally, Citigroup began coverage on shares of Computer Programs & Systems in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.33.
In other news, insider John B. Douglas, Jr. sold 2,173 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.97, for a total transaction of $65,124.81. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Victor S. Schneider sold 1,695 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.45, for a total transaction of $49,917.75. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 41,657 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,226,798.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.
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About Computer Programs & Systems
Computer Programs and Systems, Inc (CPSI) is a provider of healthcare information technology (IT) solutions for rural and community hospitals, and post-acute care facilities. The Company’s segments include acute care EHR, post-acute care EHR, and TruBridge, Rycan, and other outsourcing. Its Acute Care EHR segment consists of acute care software solutions and supports sales generated by its subsidiaries, Evident, LLC (Evident) and Healthland Inc (Healthland).
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