News stories about Hurco Companies (NASDAQ:HURC) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hurco Companies earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 47.7817609614386 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.
Several equities research analysts recently commented on HURC shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Hurco Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. BidaskClub cut shares of Hurco Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 2nd.
Shares of HURC stock opened at $45.00 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $306.53, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.65 and a beta of 0.40. Hurco Companies has a 52-week low of $27.10 and a 52-week high of $50.33.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 29th. This is a boost from Hurco Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.98%. Hurco Companies’s payout ratio is 15.69%.
In other Hurco Companies news, President Gregory S. Volovic sold 8,115 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.04, for a total transaction of $389,844.60. Following the sale, the president now directly owns 38,839 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,865,825.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Ronald G. Strackbein sold 6,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.42, for a total transaction of $284,520.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 3,893 shares in the company, valued at $184,606.06. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 35,715 shares of company stock worth $1,703,825 over the last three months. Insiders own 8.30% of the company’s stock.
About Hurco Companies
Hurco Companies, Inc is an industrial technology company. The Company designs, manufactures and sells computerized (Computer Numeric Control (CNC)) machine tools, consisting primarily of vertical machining centers (mills) and turning centers (lathes), to companies in the metal cutting industry. It operates in the industrial automation equipment segment.
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