Media stories about TTEC (NASDAQ:TTEC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TTEC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.7396732110412 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
TTEC has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TTEC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price target on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 6th. TheStreet cut TTEC from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, March 12th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded TTEC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have assigned a hold rating to the company. TTEC currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.00.
Shares of TTEC opened at $30.20 on Monday. TTEC has a 12-month low of $28.65 and a 12-month high of $43.75. The company has a current ratio of 2.69, a quick ratio of 2.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,385.47, a P/E ratio of 16.78, a PEG ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 0.94.
The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Investors of record on Friday, March 30th will be issued a $0.27 dividend. This is a boost from TTEC’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.22. This represents a dividend yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. TTEC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 30.00%.
In related news, EVP Robert N. Jimenez sold 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.55, for a total value of $195,300.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 5,234 shares in the company, valued at approximately $170,366.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Robert N. Jimenez sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.81, for a total value of $131,240.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 15,953 shares in the company, valued at $523,417.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 70.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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TTEC Holdings, Inc, formerly TeleTech Holdings, Inc, is a customer service provider that delivers consulting, technology, growth and customer care solutions on a global scale. The Company operates through four segments: Customer Management Services (CMS), Customer Growth Services (CGS), Customer Technology Services (CTS) and Customer Strategy Services (CSS).
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