Press coverage about Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Payment Data Systems earned a news impact score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 47.3249995564332 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
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Euronet Worldwide (EEFT) versus Payment Data Systems (PYDS) Financial Comparison (americanbankingnews.com) Payment Data Systems (PYDS) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.06 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Payment Data Systems’ (PYDS) CEO Louis Hoch Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Edited Transcript of PYDS earnings conference call or presentation 15-May-18 9:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Payment Data Systems Announces Results for the First Quarter of 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
NASDAQ:PYDS traded up $0.03 on Friday, reaching $1.75. 66,441 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 170,972. Payment Data Systems has a 12 month low of $1.17 and a 12 month high of $4.10.
Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 15th. The business services provider reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by $0.06. The business had revenue of $5.84 million during the quarter. Payment Data Systems had a negative net margin of 21.43% and a negative return on equity of 29.43%.
A number of analysts have weighed in on PYDS shares. Maxim Group started coverage on shares of Payment Data Systems in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. They set a “buy” rating and a $4.00 price objective for the company. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Payment Data Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd.
About Payment Data Systems
Payment Data Systems, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated electronic payment processing services to merchants and businesses in the United States. The company offers various types of automated clearing house (ACH) processing; and credit, prepaid card, and debit card-based processing services.