Media stories about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Spok earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.6667495503282 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered Spok from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th.

Shares of Spok (SPOK) opened at $15.95 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $316.74, a PE ratio of 35.44 and a beta of 0.61. Spok has a 12-month low of $14.45 and a 12-month high of $22.60.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 17th were issued a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 16th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.13%. Spok’s payout ratio is currently 111.11%.

In other news, insider Tom Saine sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.30, for a total value of $51,900.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 43,924 shares in the company, valued at approximately $759,885.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Vincent D. Kelly sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.27, for a total value of $86,350.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 13,000 shares of company stock worth $225,300. Company insiders own 1.63% of the company’s stock.

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About Spok

USA Mobility, Inc (USA Mobility) is a holding company, which operates through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, USA Mobility Wireless, Inc The Company is a provider of wireless messaging, mobile voice and data and unified communications solutions in the United States. In addition, through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, Amcom Software, Inc (Amcom), it provides mission critical unified communications solutions for contact centers, emergency management, mobile event notification and Smartphone messaging.

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