Spok (SPOK) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Press coverage about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Spok earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.3618643183949 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Spok (SPOK) opened at $17.55 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $350.71, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.00 and a beta of 0.61. Spok has a 52-week low of $14.45 and a 52-week high of $22.60.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Friday, November 17th will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 16th. Spok’s payout ratio is 111.11%.

In other news, insider Tom Saine sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.30, for a total value of $51,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 43,924 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $759,885.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Vincent D. Kelly sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.81, for a total value of $168,100.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.63% of the company’s stock.

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Spok Company Profile

USA Mobility, Inc (USA Mobility) is a holding company, which operates through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, USA Mobility Wireless, Inc The Company is a provider of wireless messaging, mobile voice and data and unified communications solutions in the United States. In addition, through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, Amcom Software, Inc (Amcom), it provides mission critical unified communications solutions for contact centers, emergency management, mobile event notification and Smartphone messaging.

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