Somewhat Negative Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect USA Technologies (USAT) Share Price

News stories about USA Technologies (NASDAQ:USAT) have trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. USA Technologies earned a news sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.8822065332443 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on USAT. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of USA Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Northland Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $7.25 target price on shares of USA Technologies in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. William Blair initiated coverage on shares of USA Technologies in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. BidaskClub cut shares of USA Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of USA Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.25.

USA Technologies (USAT) opened at $8.50 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $445.29, a price-to-earnings ratio of 435.00 and a beta of 0.87. USA Technologies has a 52 week low of $3.80 and a 52 week high of $8.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a quick ratio of 2.38 and a current ratio of 2.67.

USA Technologies (NASDAQ:USAT) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The technology company reported $0.00 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $25.62 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.87 million. USA Technologies had a net margin of 0.37% and a return on equity of 1.20%. equities analysts predict that USA Technologies will post 0.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Albin F. Moschner sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.25, for a total transaction of $165,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 422,926 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,489,139.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 4.38% of the company’s stock.

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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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