Kelly Services (KELYA) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media headlines about Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYA) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kelly Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.9483748346631 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Kelly Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kelly Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Kelly Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd.

Shares of Kelly Services (NASDAQ KELYA) opened at $29.97 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $1,151.69, a PE ratio of 16.56 and a beta of 1.03. Kelly Services has a 52-week low of $20.27 and a 52-week high of $30.93.

Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The business services provider reported $0.80 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $1.42 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.42 billion. Kelly Services had a net margin of 1.33% and a return on equity of 7.92%. Kelly Services’s quarterly revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.55 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Kelly Services will post 2.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 26th will be given a $0.075 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 23rd. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.00%. Kelly Services’s payout ratio is presently 16.57%.

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Kelly Services Company Profile

Kelly Services, Inc is a workforce solutions provider, which is engaged in offering a range of specialty services. The Company provides workforce solutions in three regions: the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC). The Company’s segments are Americas Commercial, Americas Professional and Technical (Americas PT), EMEA Commercial, EMEA Professional and Technical (EMEA PT), and Outsourcing and Consulting Group (OCG).

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