News stories about Spartan Motors (NASDAQ:SPAR) have trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Spartan Motors earned a media sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.1492432592771 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on SPAR shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Spartan Motors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 4th. Craig Hallum set a $20.00 price target on shares of Spartan Motors and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Roth Capital set a $12.00 price target on shares of Spartan Motors and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub cut shares of Spartan Motors from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Spartan Motors from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Spartan Motors has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.00.

Shares of Spartan Motors (NASDAQ:SPAR) traded down $0.35 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $14.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 192,347 shares, compared to its average volume of 224,223. Spartan Motors has a 12 month low of $6.30 and a 12 month high of $17.20. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 1.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14. The stock has a market cap of $519.53, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.83, a P/E/G ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 1.23.

Spartan Motors (NASDAQ:SPAR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.24 by ($0.03). Spartan Motors had a return on equity of 8.04% and a net margin of 2.15%. The company had revenue of $189.22 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $185.30 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.10 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 27.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Spartan Motors will post 0.41 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.65%. Spartan Motors’s dividend payout ratio is presently 24.39%.

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Spartan Motors Company Profile

Spartan Motors, Inc is an engineer and manufacturer in the heavy-duty, custom vehicles marketplace. The Company operates through three segments: Emergency Response Vehicles, Delivery and Service Vehicles, and Specialty Chassis and Vehicles. The Company’s Emergency Response Vehicles segment engineers and manufactures emergency response chassis, emergency response bodies and aerial equipment.

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