News coverage about IDT (NYSE:IDT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. IDT earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.1151024631205 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Lidar landscape shifts as big players join forces with new entrants (spie.org)
- Reviewing IDT (IDT) and Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo (HCOM) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Edited Transcript of IDT earnings conference call or presentation 8-Mar-18 10:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)
- What does the future hold for VME? (newelectronics.co.uk)
IDT stock traded down $0.56 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $10.41. 303,071 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 223,992. IDT has a fifty-two week low of $9.70 and a fifty-two week high of $17.71. The stock has a market capitalization of $283.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of -16.31 and a beta of 0.85.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 23rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be issued a $0.09 dividend. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.46%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 16th. IDT’s dividend payout ratio is currently -56.25%.
In other news, Director Judah Schorr purchased 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $10.82 per share, with a total value of $108,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 21.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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IDT Corporation is a holding company with operations primarily in the telecommunications and payment industries. The Company’s segments include Telecom Platform Services, Consumer Phone Services and All Other. The Company’s Telecom Platform Services segment provides retail telecommunications and payment offerings, as well as wholesale international long distance traffic termination.
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