News coverage about Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ:BBSI) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Barrett Business Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8970108342666 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ BBSI) traded down $0.94 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $64.49. 38,500 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 38,796. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a current ratio of 0.91 and a quick ratio of 0.91. Barrett Business Services has a twelve month low of $44.52 and a twelve month high of $69.32. The firm has a market cap of $470.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.79 and a beta of 1.51.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th were paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.55%. Barrett Business Services’s payout ratio is 33.78%.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Barrett Business Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Barrett Business Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th.

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About Barrett Business Services

Barrett Business Services, Inc (BBSI) is a provider of business management solutions for small and mid-sized companies. The Company has developed a management platform that integrates a knowledge-based approach from the management consulting industry with tools from the human resource outsourcing industry.

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