Media coverage about Spok Holdings (NASDAQ:SPOK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Spok Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 47.0295130127569 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Spok Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SPOK-US : November 8, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- YieldBoost Spok Holdings To 10.8% Using Options (stockoptionschannel.com)
- Spok Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SPOK-US : November 6, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
Separately, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Spok Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st.
Spok Holdings (NASDAQ SPOK) traded up $0.15 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $16.15. 60,700 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 82,399. The stock has a market cap of $322.73, a P/E ratio of 35.89 and a beta of 0.59. Spok Holdings has a 1-year low of $14.45 and a 1-year high of $22.60.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 17th will be given a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.10%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 16th. Spok Holdings’s payout ratio is currently 111.11%.
In other news, CEO Vincent D. Kelly sold 10,000 shares of Spok Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.81, for a total value of $168,100.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Tom Saine sold 3,000 shares of Spok Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.30, for a total transaction of $51,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 43,924 shares in the company, valued at approximately $759,885.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.63% of the stock is owned by insiders.
About Spok Holdings
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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