Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Barrett Business Services (BBSI) Stock Price

News headlines about Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ:BBSI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Barrett Business Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 47.0621778348343 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ:BBSI) traded up 1.16% during trading on Friday, hitting $61.27. 19,156 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $56.41 and a 200 day moving average price of $55.98. The firm has a market cap of $446.96 million, a PE ratio of 24.68 and a beta of 1.37. Barrett Business Services has a 12 month low of $42.59 and a 12 month high of $66.93.

Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ:BBSI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The business services provider reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $1.30 billion for the quarter. Barrett Business Services had a net margin of 2.06% and a return on equity of 33.55%. On average, equities analysts forecast that Barrett Business Services will post $3.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have commented on BBSI. ValuEngine lowered shares of Barrett Business Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Barrett Business Services from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Barrett Business Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th.

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About Barrett Business Services

Barrett Business Services, Inc (BBSI) is a provider of business management solutions for small and mid-sized companies. The Company has developed a management platform that integrates a knowledge-based approach from the management consulting industry with tools from the human resource outsourcing industry.

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