News headlines about Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 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 sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines 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 company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Payment Data Systems traded down $0.04, reaching $1.63, on Friday, MarketBeat reports. The stock had a trading volume of 158,659 shares, compared to its average volume of 205,464. Payment Data Systems has a 1 year low of $1.17 and a 1 year high of $4.10.

Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 15th. The business services provider reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.06. The company had revenue of $5.84 million for the quarter. Payment Data Systems had a negative return on equity of 29.43% and a negative net margin of 21.43%.

Several analysts have commented on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Payment Data Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 target price on shares of Payment Data Systems in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th.

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.

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