Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact USA Technologies (USAT) Share Price

Press coverage about USA Technologies (NASDAQ:USAT) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. USA Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.6003840981153 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on USAT shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of USA Technologies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. BidaskClub lowered shares of USA Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. Finally, Northland Securities set a $12.00 price objective on shares of USA Technologies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 18th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.00.

Shares of USA Technologies (NASDAQ:USAT) traded up $0.05 on Friday, hitting $8.75. 662,400 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 507,795. The stock has a market capitalization of $466.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of -36.46 and a beta of 0.65. The company has a quick ratio of 2.38, a current ratio of 1.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. USA Technologies has a 12-month low of $3.80 and a 12-month high of $10.10.

USA Technologies (NASDAQ:USAT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The technology company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.01. USA Technologies had a negative net margin of 10.39% and a positive return on equity of 2.18%. The firm had revenue of $32.51 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $31.38 million. equities research analysts forecast that USA Technologies will post 0.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other USA Technologies news, Director Albin F. Moschner sold 12,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.29, for a total value of $99,480.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 392,926 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,257,356.54. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Albin F. Moschner sold 6,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.46, for a total transaction of $50,760.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 416,926 shares in the company, valued at $3,527,193.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 100,901 shares of company stock worth $915,337. 4.38% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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USA Technologies Company Profile

USA Technologies, Inc provides technology-enabled solutions and value-added services that facilitate electronic payment transactions within the unattended point of sale (POS) market. The Company is a provider in the small ticket, beverage and food vending industry and is also engaged in offering solutions and services to other unattended market segments, such as amusement, commercial laundry, kiosk and others.

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