Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact HealthStream (HSTM) Share Price

Headlines about HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.8054766171902 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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NASDAQ HSTM opened at $24.53 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $791.01, a P/E ratio of 90.85, a PEG ratio of 5.47 and a beta of 0.73. HealthStream has a 1 year low of $21.15 and a 1 year high of $31.53.

HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 20th. The technology company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $62.76 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $61.98 million. HealthStream had a net margin of 4.04% and a return on equity of 2.73%. analysts anticipate that HealthStream will post 0.28 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, April 3rd. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 6th were issued a dividend of $1.00 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, March 5th.

Several analysts have commented on HSTM shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of HealthStream from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of HealthStream in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Barrington Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 target price on shares of HealthStream in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of HealthStream from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, William Blair reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of HealthStream in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.86.

In related news, Director C Martin Harris sold 10,452 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.06, for a total transaction of $251,475.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Gerard M. Hayden, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.32, for a total transaction of $608,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 96,452 shares of company stock valued at $2,348,975. 21.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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HealthStream Company Profile

HealthStream, Inc provides workforce and provider solutions to the healthcare organizations in the United States. It operates in HealthStream Workforce Solutions and HealthStream Provider Solutions segments. The company offers workforce development solutions comprising software-as-a-service (SaaS) and subscription-based products to meet talent management, training, certification, competency assessment, performance appraisal, and development needs, as well as training, implementation, and account management services.

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