Press coverage about DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:DLHC) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DLH Holdings Corp. earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3512750844456 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ DLHC) remained flat at $6.05 during trading on Thursday. The stock had a trading volume of 1,462 shares. DLH Holdings Corp. has a 12-month low of $4.10 and a 12-month high of $7.38. The stock has a market cap of $70.17 million, a P/E ratio of 16.22 and a beta of 0.75. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $6.22 and a 200 day moving average price of $5.62.
DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:DLHC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The business services provider reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $29.26 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.00 million. DLH Holdings Corp. had a net margin of 4.12% and a return on equity of 13.97%. On average, equities research analysts forecast that DLH Holdings Corp. will post $0.26 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of research firms have recently commented on DLHC. Zacks Investment Research upgraded DLH Holdings Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.25 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $7.00 price objective on shares of DLH Holdings Corp. in a research note on Friday, October 13th. ValuEngine lowered DLH Holdings Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Noble Financial reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of DLH Holdings Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $7.25.
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In other news, major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap sold 277,437 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.03, for a total value of $1,672,945.11. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director William H. Alderman sold 16,875 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.98, for a total transaction of $100,912.50. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 145,047 shares in the company, valued at $867,381.06. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 377,306 shares of company stock worth $2,273,198. 21.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.
DLH Holdings Corp. Company Profile
DLH Holdings Corp. provides healthcare and social services in the United States. It offers defense and veterans health solutions, including case management, physical and behavioral health examinations, and medical administration and logistics services. The company also provides a range of human services and solutions, which consists of educational and environmental support services for the underserved children and youth comprising health, nutritional, parental, and behavioral services; and IT system architecture design, migration plan, and ongoing maintenance services.
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