News headlines about ATN International (NASDAQ:ATNI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ATN International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.3697776196407 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on ATNI. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ATN International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. TheStreet cut shares of ATN International from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Sidoti cut shares of ATN International from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $73.00 to $57.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of ATN International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $57.00.
Shares of ATN International (NASDAQ:ATNI) opened at $55.26 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 1.93 and a quick ratio of 1.84. The firm has a market cap of $885.08, a PE ratio of -90.59 and a beta of 0.61. ATN International has a 52 week low of $49.50 and a 52 week high of $87.82.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 8th. Shareholders of record on Sunday, December 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.17 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.23%. ATN International’s dividend payout ratio is -111.47%.
In other news, CFO Justin D. Benincasa sold 4,179 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.72, for a total transaction of $249,569.88. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 59,526 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,554,892.72. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP William F. Kreisher sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.61, for a total transaction of $109,220.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 46,722 shares in the company, valued at $2,551,488.42. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 13,534 shares of company stock worth $765,963 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 32.70% of the company’s stock.
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ATN International Company Profile
ATN International, Inc (ATN), formerly Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc, is a holding company. The Company’s segments include U.S. Telecom, International Telecom and Renewable Energy. In the United States, it provides wholesale wireless voice and data roaming services in rural markets to national, regional, local and selected international wireless carriers.
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