Media stories about Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ: UEPS) are somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies the positive and negative news coverage in the press by evaluating more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks the coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores that are closest to one being the most favorable. Net 1 UEPS Technologies achieved a news sensitivity score of 0.13 on the Accern scale. Accern also awarded news headlines about the business service provider an impact score of 45,3249373776944 out of 100, indicating that the recent news coverage in the press will have little effect on the company's stock price in the coming days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have affected the Accern Sentiment ranking:
UEPS has been the subject of several recent reports from analysts. ValuEngine upgrades of Net 1 UEPS technologies from a "strong sell" classification to a "sell" rating in a study letter on Friday 11 May. BidaskClub raised stocks of Net 1 UEPS Technologies from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, May 14. Sidoti started with coverage on Net 1 UEPS Technologies shares in a report on Thursday, June 28. They gave a "buy" score and a target price of $ 18.00 on the shares. Finally, Maxim Group started the coverage on shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies in a report on Monday 30 July. They set a "buy" rating and a price target of $ 24.00 on the shares. Two equity research analysts have assessed the shares with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have a buy rating for the shares. Net 1 UEPS Technologies currently has an average rating of & # 39; Hold & # 39; and an average price target of $ 15.50.
Shares of UEPS shares declined $ 0.11 during trading on Friday and came to $ 7.24. The company had a trading volume of 1,122,632 shares, compared with the average volume of 275,438. The company has a current ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. The share has a market capitalization of $ 417.94 million, a price-earnings ratio of 3.79 and a beta of 0.87. Net 1 UEPS Technologies has a low of 52 weeks of $ 7.05 and a height of 52 weeks of $ 13.20.
Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ: UEPS) last published its quarterly results on Wednesday, August 29th. The business service provider reported $ 0.21 earnings per share this quarter. The company's revenue was $ 149.19 million for the quarter. Net 1 UEPS Technologies had a net margin of 6.39% and a return on equity of 14.28%.
In related news, director Alfred T. Mockett bought 20,790 shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies shares in a transaction on Wednesday 27 June. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $ 8.63 per share, for a total transaction of $ 179,417.70. After the completion of the acquisition, the director now holds 17,639 shares of the company's shares, valued at $ 152,224.57. The acquisition was announced in a legal application to the SEC, which is available via this link. Director Alfred T. Mockett also bought 6,090 shares of the net 1 UEPS Technologies share in a transaction on Monday 25 June. The shares were purchased at an average price of $ 8.50 per share, with a total value of $ 51,765.00. After the completion of the acquisition, the director now holds 17,639 shares of the company's shares, valued at $ 149,931.50. The information about this purchase can be found here. Business mixers own 3.18% of the company's shares.
Net 1 UEPS Technologies Company profile
Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc offers payment solutions, transaction processing services and financial technologies for various industries in South Africa, South Korea and internationally. The company develops and sells transaction processing solutions that consist of the smart card-based alternative payment system for the non-bank and underloaded populations of emerging economies and for mobile transaction channels.
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