News coverage about Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. 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 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.6189955096073 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on PYDS shares. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 price target on shares of Payment Data Systems in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. ValuEngine raised Payment Data Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd.
Payment Data Systems stock traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $1.63. 39,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 194,108. 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 announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 15th. The business services provider reported ($0.06) EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates 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 company had revenue of $5.84 million during 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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