Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Spok Holdings (SPOK) Stock Price

News coverage about Spok Holdings (NASDAQ:SPOK) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Spok Holdings earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 45.8144589201675 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on SPOK shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Spok Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Spok Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st.

Spok Holdings (NASDAQ:SPOK) traded up 3.79% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $15.05. 102,299 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Spok Holdings has a 12 month low of $14.45 and a 12 month high of $22.60. The company has a market cap of $300.65 million, a P/E ratio of 32.79 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $16.47 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.56.

Spok Holdings (NASDAQ:SPOK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter. Spok Holdings had a return on equity of 2.93% and a net margin of 5.44%. The firm had revenue of $42.33 million for the quarter. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Spok Holdings will post $0.90 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th were issued a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 16th. Spok Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is 108.70%.

In other Spok Holdings news, CEO Vincent D. Kelly sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.81, for a total value of $168,100.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Corporate insiders own 1.63% of the company’s stock.

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Spok Holdings Company Profile

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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