Media headlines about The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The Providence Service Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.9598679122202 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several research firms have recently weighed in on PRSC. Barrington Research restated an “outperform” rating and set a $67.00 price objective on shares of The Providence Service Corporation in a research report on Thursday. BidaskClub cut shares of The Providence Service Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. TheStreet upgraded shares of The Providence Service Corporation from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of The Providence Service Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The Providence Service Corporation currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $67.00.

The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ PRSC) traded down $1.38 during trading on Friday, hitting $55.61. 27,800 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 64,103. The stock has a market cap of $722.00, a PE ratio of 43.17, a P/E/G ratio of 3.34 and a beta of 0.81. The Providence Service Corporation has a 12-month low of $34.88 and a 12-month high of $58.01.

The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $409.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $407.00 million. The Providence Service Corporation had a net margin of 4.91% and a return on equity of 6.29%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.35 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that The Providence Service Corporation will post 1.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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The Providence Service Corporation Company Profile

The Providence Service Corporation (Providence) is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of healthcare and workforce development services for public and private sector entities. The Company’s segments include Non-Emergency Transportation Services (NET Services), Workforce Development Services (WD Services) and Matrix Investment.

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