News headlines about Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ:UEPS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Net 1 UEPS Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.1236087254504 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ:UEPS) traded up $0.62 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $11.37. 988,200 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 187,017. Net 1 UEPS Technologies has a 1-year low of $8.87 and a 1-year high of $13.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a current ratio of 1.35 and a quick ratio of 1.33. The stock has a market capitalization of $611.97, a P/E ratio of 6.68 and a beta of 0.80.
Several brokerages have recently commented on UEPS. TheStreet upgraded shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Sidoti assumed coverage on shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies in a report on Monday, November 20th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective for the company in a report on Saturday, November 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Net 1 UEPS Technologies has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $11.00.
In related news, Director Paul Edwards sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.18, for a total transaction of $50,900.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 19,822 shares in the company, valued at $201,787.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Christopher Stefan Seabrooke sold 24,533 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.83, for a total transaction of $241,159.39. Following the sale, the director now owns 18,124 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,158.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 3.18% of the company’s stock.
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Net 1 UEPS Technologies Company Profile
Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc is a provider of payment solutions, transaction processing services and financial technology across multiple industries. The Company develops and markets a transaction processing solution that encompasses its smart card-based alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies and for mobile transaction channels.
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