News coverage about Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Civitas Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 43.7895487977296 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Civitas Solutions (NYSE CIVI) traded down 0.80% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $18.50. 7,865 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $18.71 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.84. The company has a market cap of $691.20 million, a PE ratio of 35.58 and a beta of 0.41. Civitas Solutions has a 52-week low of $15.40 and a 52-week high of $20.98.
Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.01. Civitas Solutions had a return on equity of 17.01% and a net margin of 1.35%. The firm had revenue of $377.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $376.51 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.13 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Civitas Solutions will post $0.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Civitas Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Civitas Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Civitas Solutions has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.67.
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In other news, insider Renzo Linda De sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.83, for a total value of $188,300.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 181,334 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,414,519.22. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Denis M. Holler sold 4,600 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.63, for a total value of $90,298.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 58,603 shares of company stock valued at $1,116,263. Insiders own 5.30% of the company’s stock.
Civitas Solutions Company Profile
Civitas Solutions, Inc is a provider of home- and community-based health and human services to individuals with intellectual, developmental, physical or behavioral disabilities and other special needs. The Company operates through two segments: Human Services and Post-Acute Specialty Rehabilitation Services (SRS).
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