Net 1 UEPS Technologies (UEPS) Getting Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, Study Shows

Media headlines about Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ:UEPS) have trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Net 1 UEPS Technologies earned a news sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 47.8035397169642 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ UEPS) traded down 1.27% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $9.36. 53,193 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Net 1 UEPS Technologies has a 1-year low of $8.37 and a 1-year high of $13.81. The company’s 50 day moving average is $9.49 and its 200 day moving average is $10.53. The stock has a market capitalization of $522.89 million, a PE ratio of 7.04 and a beta of 0.74.

Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ:UEPS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 25th. The business services provider reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $155.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $172.64 million. Net 1 UEPS Technologies had a return on equity of 14.06% and a net margin of 11.96%. The business’s revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.51 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Net 1 UEPS Technologies will post $1.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on UEPS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target on the stock in a report on Saturday, June 10th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th.

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About Net 1 UEPS Technologies

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc is a provider of payment solutions, transaction processing services and financial technology across multiple industries. The Company develops and markets a transaction processing solution that encompasses its smart card-based alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies and for mobile transaction channels.

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