Spok (SPOK) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.49

Headlines about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Spok earned a media sentiment score of 0.49 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 45.4014623031786 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

SPOK stock traded up $0.15 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $15.80. The stock had a trading volume of 122,938 shares, compared to its average volume of 114,875. Spok has a fifty-two week low of $13.75 and a fifty-two week high of $20.60. The stock has a market cap of $311.29, a P/E ratio of 35.34 and a beta of 0.59.

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Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $43.77 million during the quarter. Spok had a positive return on equity of 2.88% and a negative net margin of 8.94%.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Friday, March 16th will be given a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 15th. Spok’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -64.93%.

Spok declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, February 28th that authorizes the company to repurchase $10.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the Wireless communications provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on SPOK shares. BidaskClub downgraded Spok from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. ValuEngine downgraded Spok from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th.

In related news, CEO Vincent D. Kelly sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.50, for a total value of $155,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 1.63% of the company’s stock.

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Spok Company Profile

USA Mobility, Inc (USA Mobility) is a holding company, which operates through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, USA Mobility Wireless, Inc The Company is a provider of wireless messaging, mobile voice and data and unified communications solutions in the United States. In addition, through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, Amcom Software, Inc (Amcom), it provides mission critical unified communications solutions for contact centers, emergency management, mobile event notification and Smartphone messaging.

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