Hurco Companies (HURC) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.12

Press coverage about Hurco Companies (NASDAQ:HURC) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hurco Companies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 44.6316166894291 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Hurco Companies (NASDAQ:HURC) opened at $41.65 on Friday. Hurco Companies has a one year low of $26.25 and a one year high of $46.75. The stock has a market cap of $275.23, a P/E ratio of 24.50 and a beta of 0.52.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 3rd will be paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 2nd. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.96%. Hurco Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 23.53%.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Hurco Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, December 2nd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Hurco Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st.

In other Hurco Companies news, CEO Michael Doar sold 7,000 shares of Hurco Companies stock in a transaction on Friday, September 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.06, for a total value of $287,420.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 96,377 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,957,239.62. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, President Gregory S. Volovic sold 10,000 shares of Hurco Companies stock in a transaction on Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.16, for a total transaction of $391,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the president now directly owns 34,183 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,338,606.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 27,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,085,690. 8.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Hurco Companies

Hurco Companies, Inc is an industrial technology company. The Company designs, manufactures and sells computerized (Computer Numeric Control (CNC)) machine tools, consisting primarily of vertical machining centers (mills) and turning centers (lathes), to companies in the metal cutting industry. It operates in the industrial automation equipment segment.

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