Media coverage about Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) has trended positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Payment Data Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 48.0103349561767 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of NASDAQ PYDS traded down $0.01 during trading on Friday, hitting $1.58. The company had a trading volume of 380 shares, compared to its average volume of 98,750. Payment Data Systems has a 52 week low of $1.17 and a 52 week high of $4.10.

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

A number of brokerages have commented on PYDS. ValuEngine upgraded Payment Data Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 target price on shares of Payment Data Systems in a report 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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