Media coverage about DLH (NASDAQ:DLHC) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DLH earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 44.2310967599377 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
Shares of NASDAQ:DLHC opened at $6.21 on Friday. DLH has a fifty-two week low of $4.10 and a fifty-two week high of $6.83. The stock has a market cap of $68.92, a P/E ratio of 21.48 and a beta of 0.41.
DLH (NASDAQ:DLHC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The business services provider reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by $0.01. DLH had a net margin of 0.09% and a return on equity of 10.06%. The business had revenue of $30.22 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $29.00 million. research analysts expect that DLH will post 0.56 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on DLHC shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of DLH from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. TheStreet downgraded shares of DLH from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of DLH from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $6.75.
In other DLH news, major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap sold 200,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.00, for a total value of $1,200,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director William H. Alderman sold 7,150 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.70, for a total transaction of $40,755.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 75,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $427,500. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 234,966 shares of company stock valued at $1,402,187. 25.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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DLH Holdings Corp. provides healthcare and social services in the United States. It offers defense and veterans health solutions, including case management, physical and behavioral health examinations, and medical administration and logistics services. The company also provides a range of human services and solutions, which consists of educational and environmental support services for the underserved children and youth comprising health, nutritional, parental, and behavioral services; and IT system architecture design, migration plan, and ongoing maintenance services.
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