Computer Programs & Systems (CPSI) Given Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.17

News coverage about Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Computer Programs & Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1706782036009 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) opened at $30.10 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $414.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.13. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. Computer Programs & Systems has a 1-year low of $21.60 and a 1-year high of $36.15.

Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.47 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $67.11 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $68.68 million. Computer Programs & Systems had a return on equity of 10.01% and a net margin of 2.32%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.34 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Computer Programs & Systems will post 1.29 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 16th were issued a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 15th. Computer Programs & Systems’s dividend payout ratio is presently 88.89%.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on CPSI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Computer Programs & Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. KeyCorp reissued a “sell” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of Computer Programs & Systems in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of Computer Programs & Systems in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Computer Programs & Systems from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price target on shares of Computer Programs & Systems in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $30.50.

In related news, Director Glenn Tobin bought 3,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $29.38 per share, for a total transaction of $102,830.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, COO Christopher L. Fowler sold 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.25, for a total value of $121,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Computer Programs & Systems

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc (CPSI) is a provider of healthcare information technology (IT) solutions for rural and community hospitals, and post-acute care facilities. The Company’s segments include acute care EHR, post-acute care EHR, and TruBridge, Rycan, and other outsourcing. Its Acute Care EHR segment consists of acute care software solutions and supports sales generated by its subsidiaries, Evident, LLC (Evident) and Healthland Inc (Healthland).

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