Headlines about American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Software earned a news sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the software maker an impact score of 43.3324743619081 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Software from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of American Software from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of American Software from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, B. Riley raised their target price on shares of American Software from $12.25 to $14.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 4th.
AMSWA stock opened at $12.56 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $384.32, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.20 and a beta of 0.76. American Software has a fifty-two week low of $9.00 and a fifty-two week high of $13.69.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 11th will be issued a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 10th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.50%. American Software’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 63.77%.
In related news, CFO Vincent C. Klinges sold 5,569 shares of American Software stock in a transaction on Monday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.38, for a total transaction of $74,513.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 101,138 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,353,226.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director J Michael Edenfield sold 26,579 shares of American Software stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.91, for a total transaction of $316,555.89. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 442,332 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,268,174.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 111,253 shares of company stock worth $1,424,235. 13.89% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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American Software Company Profile
American Software, Inc (American Software) develops, markets and supports a portfolio of software and services that delivers enterprise management, supply chain and retail planning solutions to the marketplace. The Company operates through three business segments: Supply Chain Management (SCM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Information Technology (IT) Consulting.
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