News headlines about Nelnet (NYSE:NNI) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nelnet earned a news sentiment score of 0.41 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.5963227130145 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Nelnet (NNI) opened at $52.16 on Tuesday. Nelnet has a 12-month low of $38.72 and a 12-month high of $59.68. The company has a market cap of $2,130.53, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.86 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.44, a current ratio of 159.08 and a quick ratio of 159.08.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be given a $0.16 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.23%. Nelnet’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 12.10%.
In related news, major shareholder Angie Muhleisen sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.56, for a total value of $105,120.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 46.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Nelnet, Inc focuses on delivering education-related products and services and student loan asset management. The Company is engaged in student loan servicing, tuition payment processing and school information systems, and communications. The Company’s segments include Loan Systems and Servicing, Tuition Payment Processing and Campus Commerce, Communications, Asset Generation and Management, and Corporate and Other Activities.
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