Media coverage about Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Simulations Plus earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.4767396201989 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Simulations Plus (SLP) opened at $16.00 on Thursday. Simulations Plus has a fifty-two week low of $8.81 and a fifty-two week high of $17.45. The stock has a market cap of $274.83, a price-to-earnings ratio of 46.76 and a beta of -0.76.
Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The technology company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. Simulations Plus had a net margin of 23.94% and a return on equity of 23.95%. The company had revenue of $6.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.01 million. equities research analysts anticipate that Simulations Plus will post 0.39 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 20th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a $0.06 dividend. This is a positive change from Simulations Plus’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.50%. Simulations Plus’s payout ratio is 72.73%.
Several analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Simulations Plus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Simulations Plus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday.
In other news, major shareholder Walter S. Woltosz sold 18,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.45, for a total value of $285,825.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 5,647,916 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $87,260,302.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders sold a total of 55,500 shares of company stock valued at $880,600 in the last three months. 36.93% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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Simulations Plus Company Profile
Simulations Plus, Inc (Simulations Plus) develops and produces software for use in pharmaceutical research and for education, and provides consulting and contract research services to the pharmaceutical industry. The Company offers five software products for pharmaceutical research. ADMET (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion and Toxicity) Predictor is a computer program that takes molecular structures as inputs and predicts over 140 different properties for them at the rate of about 200,000 compounds per hour.
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