News coverage about HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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. HealthStream earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.195787398971 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
HealthStream (HSTM) opened at $24.97 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $800.04, a PE ratio of 80.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.57 and a beta of 0.83. HealthStream has a 52 week low of $21.15 and a 52 week high of $31.53.
HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The technology company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $62.76 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $61.98 million. HealthStream had a return on equity of 2.73% and a net margin of 4.04%. equities research analysts anticipate that HealthStream will post 0.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a special dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 3rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 6th will be paid a dividend of $1.00 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 5th.
HSTM has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Barrington Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of HealthStream in a research note on Monday, February 26th. ValuEngine raised HealthStream from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 price target on shares of HealthStream in a research note on Monday, February 12th. BidaskClub raised HealthStream from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised HealthStream from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.86.
In other HealthStream news, Director C Martin Harris sold 10,452 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.06, for a total transaction of $251,475.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Linda Rebrovick sold 21,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.20, for a total value of $508,200.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 38,006 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $919,745.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 96,452 shares of company stock valued at $2,348,975. Insiders own 21.10% of the company’s stock.
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HealthStream, Inc (HealthStream) provides workforce, patient experience and provider solutions for healthcare organizations. The Company operates in three segments: HealthStream Workforce Solutions, HealthStream Patient Experience Solutions and HealthStream Provider Solutions. HealthStream’s products and services are organized into three segments: Workforce Solutions, Patient Experience Solutions, and Provider Solutions.
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