ePlus (PLUS) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.23

News stories about ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ePlus earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the software maker an impact score of 44.420025860831 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of ePlus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $75.00 price objective on shares of ePlus in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of ePlus from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th.

ePlus (PLUS) opened at $78.60 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.65, a quick ratio of 1.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. ePlus has a fifty-two week low of $55.13 and a fifty-two week high of $97.75. The stock has a market cap of $1,119.55, a P/E ratio of 20.39 and a beta of 1.28.

ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The software maker reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.27. ePlus had a net margin of 3.85% and a return on equity of 15.52%. sell-side analysts forecast that ePlus will post 4 earnings per share for the current year.

In other ePlus news, Director John E. Callies sold 1,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.35, for a total transaction of $96,420.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 11,154 shares in the company, valued at approximately $896,223.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Elaine D. Marion sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.45, for a total transaction of $241,350.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 74,568 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,998,995.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.25% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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ePlus Company Profile

ePlus inc. is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of selling, leasing, financing and managing information technology. It operates through two segments: technology and financing. The technology segment sells information technology (IT) hardware products, third-party software and maintenance contracts, its own and third-party professional and managed services, and its software.

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