News coverage about Nelnet (NYSE:NNI) has been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nelnet earned a media sentiment score of 0.41 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.1740330072023 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Nelnet (NYSE NNI) opened at $51.12 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.44, a quick ratio of 159.08 and a current ratio of 159.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,126.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.66 and a beta of 0.96. Nelnet has a one year low of $38.72 and a one year high of $59.68.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. Nelnet’s payout ratio is currently 12.10%.
In other Nelnet news, major shareholder Angie Muhleisen sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.25, for a total transaction of $106,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 46.10% of the company’s stock.
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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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