Media coverage about Insperity (NYSE:NSP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Insperity earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2545122686659 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
A number of analysts have issued reports on NSP shares. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $56.00 target price on shares of Insperity in a report on Friday, November 10th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Insperity in a report on Friday, November 3rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Insperity from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $50.60.
Insperity (NYSE NSP) opened at $59.05 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 1.16. Insperity has a 52-week low of $34.60 and a 52-week high of $61.47. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,461.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.83, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 0.93.
Insperity (NYSE:NSP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $795.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $786.44 million. Insperity had a return on equity of 94.38% and a net margin of 2.43%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.39 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Insperity will post 2.01 earnings per share for the current year.
Insperity announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, November 16th that permits the company to buyback 500,000 shares. This buyback authorization permits the business services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 18th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 4th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 1st. Insperity’s payout ratio is currently 32.35%.
In related news, Director Dave Eto acquired 166,667 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 20th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $0.18 per share, for a total transaction of $30,000.06. Also, EVP Arthur A. Arizpe sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $117.01, for a total value of $585,050.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 141,118 shares of company stock valued at $14,047,005. 13.92% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Insperity Company Profile
Insperity, Inc provides a range of human resources (HR) and business solutions. The Company’s HR services offerings are provided through its Workforce Optimization and Workforce Synchronization solutions (together, its professional employer organization (PEO) HR Outsourcing solutions), which encompass a range of human resources functions, including payroll and employment administration, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, performance management and training and development services, along with its cloud-based human capital management platform, the Employee Service Center (ESC).
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