Media stories about ATN International (NASDAQ:ATNI) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ATN International earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 44.1050368051807 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
ATNI has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered ATN International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 10th. TheStreet raised ATN International from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine lowered ATN International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Sidoti raised ATN International from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. ATN International currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $63.50.
Shares of ATN International (NASDAQ:ATNI) opened at $60.15 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 2.12 and a quick ratio of 2.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $964.08, a PE ratio of 27.34 and a beta of 0.49. ATN International has a 12-month low of $49.50 and a 12-month high of $74.96.
ATN International (NASDAQ:ATNI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The technology company reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.18) by $0.87. The company had revenue of $107.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $102.81 million. ATN International had a return on equity of 4.38% and a net margin of 6.54%. equities research analysts expect that ATN International will post -0.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 6th. Shareholders of record on Saturday, March 31st will be given a $0.17 dividend. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.13%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. ATN International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 34.69%.
In other news, SVP Leonard Q. Slap sold 1,413 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.89, for a total transaction of $87,450.57. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 27,968 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,730,939.52. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Leonard Q. Slap sold 1,396 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.00, for a total value of $86,552.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 26,572 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,647,464. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 17,179 shares of company stock worth $1,031,563 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 32.70% of the company’s stock.
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About ATN International
ATN International, Inc (ATN), formerly Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc, is a holding company. The Company’s segments include U.S. Telecom, International Telecom and Renewable Energy. In the United States, it provides wholesale wireless voice and data roaming services in rural markets to national, regional, local and selected international wireless carriers.
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