Sharps Compliance (NASDAQ:SMED) Receiving Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media coverage about Sharps Compliance (NASDAQ:SMED) has been trending somewhat negative on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Sharps Compliance earned a daily sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 48.3963226258167 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Sharps Compliance (NASDAQ SMED) traded down $0.21 on Friday, hitting $4.85. The stock had a trading volume of 22,051 shares, compared to its average volume of 44,169. Sharps Compliance has a 1 year low of $3.74 and a 1 year high of $5.73. The company has a market capitalization of $78.00, a PE ratio of 485.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.92 and a beta of 0.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07, a quick ratio of 1.87 and a current ratio of 2.46.

Sharps Compliance (NASDAQ:SMED) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 23rd. The industrial products company reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.02 by ($0.01). Sharps Compliance had a return on equity of 0.54% and a net margin of 0.33%. The firm had revenue of $11.12 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.14 million. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.01) EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Sharps Compliance will post 0.07 EPS for the current year.

SMED has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sharps Compliance from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their price objective on Sharps Compliance from $7.00 to $6.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 26th.

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About Sharps Compliance

Sharps Compliance Corp. is a provider of waste management services, including medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous. The Company’s solutions include Sharps Recovery System, TakeAway Medication Recovery System, MedSafe, Route-Based Pickup Service, TakeAway Recycle System, ComplianceTRAC, Universal Waste Shipback Systems and Other Solutions.

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