Media coverage about American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Software earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the software maker an impact score of 45.405053756546 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Bryan L. Sell Sells 8,000 Shares of American Software, Inc. (AMSWA) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Insider Selling: American Software, Inc. (AMSWA) Director Sells 6,569 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: American Software, Inc. (AMSWA) Given Average Recommendation of “Strong Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- American Software, Inc. (AMSWA) Director Sells $61,011.52 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- American Software, Inc. (AMSWA) Director Thomas L. V. Newberry Sells 11,912 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
Several analysts recently commented on AMSWA shares. B. Riley raised their price objective on shares of American Software from $12.25 to $14.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Software from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of American Software from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 2nd.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, February 9th will be paid a $0.11 dividend. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.74%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 8th. American Software’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 74.58%.
In other American Software news, President H Allan Dow sold 9,490 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.97, for a total transaction of $104,105.30. Following the completion of the transaction, the president now directly owns 19,490 shares in the company, valued at approximately $213,805.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Vincent C. Klinges sold 4,873 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.28, for a total transaction of $54,967.44. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 101,711 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,147,300.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 128,424 shares of company stock valued at $1,483,797 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 13.89% of the company’s stock.
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American Software Company Profile
American Software, Inc (American Software) develops, markets and supports a portfolio of software and services that delivers enterprise management, supply chain and retail planning solutions to the marketplace. The Company operates through three business segments: Supply Chain Management (SCM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Information Technology (IT) Consulting.
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