News headlines about ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ePlus earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the software maker an impact score of 45.2530650304356 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on PLUS shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered ePlus from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. BidaskClub lowered ePlus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $75.00 target price on shares of ePlus in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th.
ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) opened at $77.85 on Tuesday. ePlus has a 12-month low of $54.28 and a 12-month high of $97.75. The company has a current ratio of 1.65, a quick ratio of 1.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,103.25, a PE ratio of 20.19 and a beta of 1.28.
ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The software maker reported $1.27 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.27. ePlus had a return on equity of 15.52% and a net margin of 3.85%. equities research analysts predict that ePlus will post 4 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director John E. Callies sold 1,200 shares of ePlus stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.35, for a total transaction of $96,420.00. Following 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 Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 3.25% of the company’s stock.
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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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