News articles about Insperity (NYSE:NSP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Insperity earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6022183637978 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Insider Selling: Insperity Inc (NSP) SVP Sells 3,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Austin P. Young Sells 5,000 Shares of Insperity Inc (NSP) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Was Insperity Inc’s (NYSE:NSP) Earnings Growth Better Than The Industry’s? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Insperity Inc (NSP) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $988.29 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- $1.12 EPS Expected for Insperity Inc (NSP) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
NSP has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Insperity from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, February 19th. Roth Capital boosted their price objective on shares of Insperity from $58.00 to $71.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Insperity has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $64.00.
Insperity (NYSE:NSP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 12th. The business services provider reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by ($0.37). Insperity had a net margin of 2.55% and a return on equity of 102.86%. The company had revenue of $826.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $813.28 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.58 EPS. Insperity’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Insperity will post 2.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Insperity announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, November 16th that permits the company to buyback 500,000 shares. This buyback authorization permits the business services provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 8th will be given a $0.20 dividend. This is a boost from Insperity’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.15. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 7th. Insperity’s dividend payout ratio is 40.20%.
In related news, Chairman Paul J. Sarvadi sold 45,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.58, for a total transaction of $2,771,100.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Douglas S. Sharp sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.17, for a total transaction of $210,510.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 31,955 shares in the company, valued at $2,242,282.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 117,751 shares of company stock valued at $7,471,328. 13.92% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Insperity, Inc provides a range of human resources (HR) and business solutions. The Company’s HR services offerings are provided through its Workforce Optimization and Workforce Synchronization solutions (together, its professional employer organization (PEO) HR Outsourcing solutions), which encompass a range of human resources functions, including payroll and employment administration, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, performance management and training and development services, along with its cloud-based human capital management platform, the Employee Service Center (ESC).
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