Press coverage about GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. GP Strategies Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3034062531703 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE GPX) traded up 0.33% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $30.50. 13,499 shares of the company traded hands. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $29.53 and its 200-day moving average is $27.07. The company has a market capitalization of $510.11 million, a P/E ratio of 23.83 and a beta of 0.93. GP Strategies Corporation has a 52 week low of $22.70 and a 52 week high of $31.25.
GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.03. GP Strategies Corporation had a return on equity of 12.56% and a net margin of 4.27%. The company had revenue of $131.16 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $131.20 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that GP Strategies Corporation will post $1.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $27.00 price objective on shares of GP Strategies Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of GP Strategies Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of GP Strategies Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. TheStreet upgraded shares of GP Strategies Corporation from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of GP Strategies Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $30.00.
In other news, insider David A. Gugala sold 6,732 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.28, for a total value of $190,380.96. Following the sale, the insider now owns 8,810 shares in the company, valued at $249,146.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Kenneth L. Crawford sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.77, for a total transaction of $86,310.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 28,691 shares in the company, valued at approximately $825,440.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 21,317 shares of company stock worth $608,101. Corporate insiders own 25.70% of the company’s stock.
GP Strategies Corporation Company Profile
GP Strategies Corporation (GP Strategies) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. The Company operates in five segments: Learning Solutions, Professional & Technical Services, Sandy Training & Marketing, RWD and Energy Services.
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