News headlines about Insperity (NYSE:NSP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Insperity earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.0832569946225 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Brokerages Anticipate Insperity, Inc. (NSP) Will Announce Earnings of $0.98 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Holdings Raised by Russell Investments Group Ltd. (iphonefresh.com)
- Why Insperity (NSP) is Such a Great Value Stock Pick Right Now (finance.yahoo.com)
- Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP) Sees Significantly Lower Trading Volume – First News 24 (firstnewspaper24.com)
- Stock Check: Viewing Levels For Insperity Inc (NSP) – Danville Daily (danvilledaily.com)
A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub lowered Insperity from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Insperity from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Roth Capital upgraded Insperity from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $84.00 to $92.00 in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Insperity currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $94.00.
Insperity (NSP) traded down 0.0921% during trading on Monday, hitting $81.2251. The stock had a trading volume of 9,872 shares. The firm has a market cap of $1.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.5231 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a 50-day moving average of $80.39 and a 200 day moving average of $80.98. Insperity has a 52-week low of $64.55 and a 52-week high of $93.65.
Insperity (NYSE:NSP) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The business services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.14. Insperity had a return on equity of 96.85% and a net margin of 2.34%. The firm had revenue of $795.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $778.88 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.60 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Insperity will post $4.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be issued a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.48%. Insperity’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 34.68%.
In other news, EVP Arthur A. Arizpe sold 2,500 shares of Insperity stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.00, for a total value of $212,500.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 23,653 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,010,505. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, President Richard G. Rawson sold 51,000 shares of Insperity stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.94, for a total value of $4,331,940.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now directly owns 128,868 shares in the company, valued at $10,946,047.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 106,310 shares of company stock worth $8,928,263 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 13.92% of the company’s stock.
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Insperity Company Profile
Insperity, Inc provides a range of human resources (HR) and business solutions. The Company’s HR services offerings are provided through its Workforce Optimization and Workforce Synchronization solutions (together, its professional employer organization (PEO) HR Outsourcing solutions), which encompass a range of human resources functions, including payroll and employment administration, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, performance management and training and development services, along with its cloud-based human capital management platform, the Employee Service Center (ESC).
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