GP Strategies Corporation (GPX) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

Headlines about GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. GP Strategies Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.4965831953644 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE GPX) traded down 0.82% during trading on Thursday, reaching $30.40. The company had a trading volume of 18,898 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $29.37 and a 200-day moving average of $26.98. GP Strategies Corporation has a 12-month low of $22.70 and a 12-month high of $31.25. The company has a market cap of $508.44 million, a P/E ratio of 23.75 and a beta of 0.93.

GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.03. GP Strategies Corporation had a net margin of 4.27% and a return on equity of 12.56%. The company had revenue of $131.16 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $131.20 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share. GP Strategies Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that GP Strategies Corporation will post $1.31 EPS for the current year.

GPX has been the subject of several recent research reports. BidaskClub raised GP Strategies Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised GP Strategies Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. ValuEngine raised GP Strategies Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Barrington Research increased their price objective on GP Strategies Corporation from $30.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $27.00 price objective on shares of GP Strategies Corporation in a report on Friday, July 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. GP Strategies Corporation currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $30.00.

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In other news, VP Kenneth L. Crawford sold 3,000 shares of GP Strategies Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.77, for a total value of $86,310.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 28,691 shares in the company, valued at $825,440.07. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Marshall S. Geller sold 7,691 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.59, for a total transaction of $219,885.69. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 141,051 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,032,648.09. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 21,317 shares of company stock valued at $608,101 in the last quarter. 25.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About GP Strategies Corporation

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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