Net 1 UEPS Technologies (UEPS) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.18

News articles about Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ:UEPS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring 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. Net 1 UEPS Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3236618442131 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ UEPS) traded up $0.31 during trading on Friday, reaching $11.41. 390,851 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 581,617. The stock has a market capitalization of $649.55, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.09 and a beta of 0.79. Net 1 UEPS Technologies has a one year low of $8.87 and a one year high of $13.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a current ratio of 1.35 and a quick ratio of 1.33.

UEPS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. TheStreet lowered shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Sidoti initiated coverage on shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies in a research note on Monday, November 20th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Saturday, November 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Net 1 UEPS Technologies currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $11.00.

In other news, Director Paul Edwards sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.18, for a total value of $50,900.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 19,822 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $201,787.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Christopher Stefan Seabrooke sold 24,533 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.83, for a total value of $241,159.39. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 18,124 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $178,158.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 3.18% of the company’s stock.

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About Net 1 UEPS Technologies

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc is a provider of payment solutions, transaction processing services and financial technology across multiple industries. The Company develops and markets a transaction processing solution that encompasses its smart card-based alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies and for mobile transaction channels.

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