News headlines about FirstService (NASDAQ:FSV) (TSE:FSV) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FirstService earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7526844215205 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
FSV has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. William Blair reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of FirstService in a report on Thursday, February 1st. BidaskClub cut FirstService from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price target on FirstService from $75.00 to $78.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised FirstService from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $69.20.
Shares of FirstService (NASDAQ FSV) traded up $0.25 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $70.10. The company had a trading volume of 32,270 shares, compared to its average volume of 41,901. The company has a market capitalization of $2,546.78, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.35 and a beta of 0.52. FirstService has a 1-year low of $56.04 and a 1-year high of $74.49. The company has a quick ratio of 1.23, a current ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be given a $0.135 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. This is a boost from FirstService’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. This represents a $0.54 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.77%. FirstService’s payout ratio is 33.79%.
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Firstservice Corporation is a provider of residential property management and other essential property services to residential and commercial customers. The Company operates through two segments: FirstService Residential and FirstService Brands. FirstService Residential is a property manager and provides ancillary services in the areas of on-site staffing, including building engineering and maintenance, full-service amenity management, security, concierge and front desk personnel, and landscaping; banking and insurance products, and energy conservation and management solutions.
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