Span-America Medical Systems (SPAN) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.44

Press coverage about Span-America Medical Systems (NASDAQ:SPAN) has trended positive recently, Alpha One reports. The research firm, a service of Accern, rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Span-America Medical Systems earned a news impact score of 0.44 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news articles about the medical equipment provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Span-America Medical Systems (SPAN) opened at 29.99 on Friday. Span-America Medical Systems has a one year low of $17.05 and a one year high of $31.00. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $28.55 and a 200-day moving average price of $22.49. The firm has a market capitalization of $82.89 million, a P/E ratio of 16.48 and a beta of 0.30.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 11th were paid a dividend of $0.16 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, May 9th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.13%. Span-America Medical Systems’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.16%.

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About Span-America Medical Systems

Span-America Medical Systems, Inc manufactures therapeutic support surfaces, medical bed frames, patient positioners, mattress overlays and wheelchair cushions for the medical market. The Company also manufactures foam mattress pads and pillows for the consumer bedding market, as well as a range of foam products for the industrial market.

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