Media coverage about ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) has trended positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ePlus earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 45.9375862472507 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
ePlus (NASDAQ PLUS) traded down $1.55 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $78.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 45,757 shares, compared to its average volume of 100,523. ePlus has a 52 week low of $63.76 and a 52 week high of $97.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a quick ratio of 1.44 and a current ratio of 1.59. The company has a market capitalization of $1,100.00, a P/E ratio of 18.65 and a beta of 1.15.
ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The software maker reported $0.97 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by $0.13. ePlus had a return on equity of 15.06% and a net margin of 4.01%. The company had revenue of $342.57 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $344.25 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that ePlus will post 4.09 EPS for the current year.
In other news, Director Lawrence S. Herman sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.47, for a total value of $37,235.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Elaine D. Marion sold 3,000 shares of ePlus stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.45, for a total value of $241,350.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 74,568 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,998,995.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 21,473 shares of company stock worth $1,631,772 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 3.25% of the company’s stock.
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ePlus inc. is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of selling, leasing, financing and managing information technology. It operates through two segments: technology and financing. The technology segment sells information technology (IT) hardware products, third-party software and maintenance contracts, its own and third-party professional and managed services, and its software.
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