Media stories about Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Payment Data Systems earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 47.6292628805706 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of PYDS traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $1.57. 53,800 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 198,373. Payment Data Systems has a one year low of $1.17 and a one year high of $4.10.

Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) last posted its quarterly earnings data 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. The company had revenue of $5.84 million for the quarter. Payment Data Systems had a negative net margin of 21.43% and a negative return on equity of 29.43%.

PYDS has been the topic of several analyst reports. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 price target on shares of Payment Data Systems in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. ValuEngine upgraded Payment Data Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Payment Data Systems Company Profile

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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