Media coverage about Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Computer Programs & Systems earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0197263791488 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on CPSI shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Computer Programs & Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Computer Programs & Systems from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Citigroup assumed coverage on shares of Computer Programs & Systems in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “sell” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Computer Programs & Systems in a research report on Wednesday. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $30.83.
Shares of Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ CPSI) traded down $0.55 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $29.20. 49,809 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 52,817. The company has a market capitalization of $401.68, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 0.09. Computer Programs & Systems has a 12 month low of $21.60 and a 12 month high of $36.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 1.24 and a quick ratio of 1.21.
Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by ($0.04). Computer Programs & Systems had a return on equity of 10.01% and a net margin of 2.32%. The firm had revenue of $67.11 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $68.68 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.34 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Computer Programs & Systems will post 1.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, COO Christopher L. Fowler sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.25, for a total value of $121,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Glenn Tobin purchased 3,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $29.38 per share, for a total transaction of $102,830.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 3.70% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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About Computer Programs & Systems
Computer Programs and Systems, Inc (CPSI) is a provider of healthcare information technology (IT) solutions for rural and community hospitals, and post-acute care facilities. The Company’s segments include acute care EHR, post-acute care EHR, and TruBridge, Rycan, and other outsourcing. Its Acute Care EHR segment consists of acute care software solutions and supports sales generated by its subsidiaries, Evident, LLC (Evident) and Healthland Inc (Healthland).
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