Media headlines about Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Triple-S Management Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.8876500129955 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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Several brokerages have recently issued reports on GTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Triple-S Management Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Wells Fargo & Company upgraded Triple-S Management Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $16.00 to $20.00 in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub upgraded Triple-S Management Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. TheStreet upgraded Triple-S Management Corporation from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Triple-S Management Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $25.50.

Shares of Triple-S Management Corporation (GTS) traded down $0.85 during trading on Friday, hitting $26.48. The stock had a trading volume of 210,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 115,581. The firm has a market cap of $669.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.18 and a beta of 0.33. The company has a current ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. Triple-S Management Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $15.05 and a fifty-two week high of $27.61.

Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.59. The business had revenue of $731.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $728.66 million. Triple-S Management Corporation had a return on equity of 3.07% and a net margin of 1.44%. The firm’s revenue was down 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.26) EPS. equities research analysts predict that Triple-S Management Corporation will post 0.86 EPS for the current year.

Triple-S Management Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, August 8th that permits the company to buyback $30.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 6.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

In related news, insider Arturo Carrion sold 1,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.80, for a total value of $26,180.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 48,663 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,158,179.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.52% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Triple-S Management Corporation Company Profile

Triple-S Management Corporation operates as a managed care company. The Company offers a range of managed care and related products in the commercial, Medicaid and Medicare markets. The Company’s segments include Managed Care, Life Insurance, and Property and Casualty Insurance. The Managed Care segment is engaged in the sale of managed care products to the Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid market sectors.

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