News headlines about National Research (NASDAQ:NRCIB) have been trending positive on Thursday, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Research earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Shares of National Research (NASDAQ:NRCIB) traded up 0.02% on Thursday, reaching $41.51. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 337 shares. The stock has a market cap of $1.01 billion, a PE ratio of 50.19 and a beta of 0.33. National Research has a 1-year low of $32.18 and a 1-year high of $46.37. The company’s 50 day moving average is $40.30 and its 200-day moving average is $39.44.
National Research (NASDAQ:NRCIB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 14th. The business services provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $28.37 million for the quarter. National Research had a return on equity of 35.36% and a net margin of 18.99%. On average, equities analysts predict that National Research will post $0.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 31st were given a dividend of $0.60 per share. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.78%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 29th. National Research’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 500.00%.
Several brokerages have weighed in on NRCIB. Zacks Investment Research lowered National Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. First Analysis lowered National Research from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $44.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, February 16th.
National Research Co is a business services company in the Health Care Services industry.
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