QAD (QADA) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.28

Press coverage about QAD (NASDAQ:QADA) has trended positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. QAD earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the software maker an impact score of 47.5964295422251 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on QADA shares. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price objective on shares of QAD from $33.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of QAD from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, October 28th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 price objective (up from $36.00) on shares of QAD in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of QAD from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. QAD presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $40.75.

QAD (NASDAQ QADA) opened at $39.80 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $764.99, a price-to-earnings ratio of -38.64 and a beta of 0.94. QAD has a fifty-two week low of $26.04 and a fifty-two week high of $42.00. The company has a current ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.

QAD (NASDAQ:QADA) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The software maker reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.03. The business had revenue of $76.93 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $73.99 million. QAD had a negative net margin of 6.40% and a negative return on equity of 2.06%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.07 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that QAD will post -0.25 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 4th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 26th will be given a dividend of $0.072 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 22nd. This represents a $0.29 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.72%. QAD’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -21.36%.

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About QAD

QAD Inc (QAD) is a provider of vertically oriented enterprise software solutions for global manufacturing companies across the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology and industrial products industries. QAD Enterprise Applications enables measurement and control of business processes and supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management.

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