News articles about QAD (NASDAQ:QADA) have been trending positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. QAD earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the software maker an impact score of 47.3406928962994 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

QAD (NASDAQ:QADA) opened at $40.85 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a current ratio of 1.60 and a quick ratio of 1.60. The firm has a market cap of $757.18, a PE ratio of -40.85 and a beta of 0.95. QAD has a 12-month low of $26.04 and a 12-month high of $42.00.

QAD (NASDAQ:QADA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 21st. The software maker reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.04) by $0.03. The company had revenue of $76.93 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $73.99 million. QAD had a negative net margin of 6.40% and a negative return on equity of 2.06%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.07 EPS. equities research analysts predict that QAD will post -0.25 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 26th were given a $0.072 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 22nd. This represents a $0.29 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.71%. QAD’s payout ratio is currently -14.00%.

QADA has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded QAD from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, October 21st. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on QAD from $33.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. BidaskClub downgraded QAD from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 price target (up from $36.00) on shares of QAD in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $43.33.

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About QAD

QAD Inc (QAD) is a provider of vertically oriented enterprise software solutions for global manufacturing companies across the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology and industrial products industries. QAD Enterprise Applications enables measurement and control of business processes and supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management.

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