Press coverage about Computer Programs and Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Computer Programs and Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.3304505542983 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. KeyCorp restated a “sell” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective on shares of Computer Programs and Systems in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. BidaskClub downgraded Computer Programs and Systems from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Robert W. Baird restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective (up previously from $27.00) on shares of Computer Programs and Systems in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Computer Programs and Systems from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $37.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “hold” rating and issued a $32.00 price objective (down previously from $35.00) on shares of Computer Programs and Systems in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.71.

Computer Programs and Systems (NASDAQ CPSI) remained flat at $30.40 on Friday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 67,472 shares. Computer Programs and Systems has a 52-week low of $18.25 and a 52-week high of $36.15. The company’s 50 day moving average is $29.06 and its 200-day moving average is $30.36. The company has a market capitalization of $408.24 million, a P/E ratio of 78.35 and a beta of 0.19.

Computer Programs and Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.05). Computer Programs and Systems had a return on equity of 9.59% and a net margin of 2.08%. The firm had revenue of $67.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $69.56 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.48 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Computer Programs and Systems will post $1.65 EPS for the current year.

In other Computer Programs and Systems news, insider David A. Dye sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.03, for a total transaction of $90,090.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 58,568 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,758,797.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Computer Programs and Systems

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc (CPSI) is a provider of healthcare information technology (IT) solutions for rural and community hospitals, and post-acute care facilities. The Company’s segments include acute care EHR, post-acute care EHR, and TruBridge, Rycan, and other outsourcing. Its Acute Care EHR segment consists of acute care software solutions and supports sales generated by its subsidiaries, Evident, LLC (Evident) and Healthland Inc (Healthland).

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