News stories about Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Payment Data Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 44.2494136042023 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 price objective on shares of Payment Data Systems in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. ValuEngine upgraded Payment Data Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd.
Payment Data Systems traded down $0.01, hitting $1.63, during trading hours on Monday, according to MarketBeat. 29,800 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 189,738. 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 issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 15th. The business services provider reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.06. Payment Data Systems had a negative return on equity of 29.43% and a negative net margin of 21.43%. The firm had revenue of $5.84 million for the quarter.
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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