News headlines about TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TransAct Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.9521881935767 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.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) opened at $13.50 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $99.07, a P/E ratio of 20.38 and a beta of 0.93. TransAct Technologies has a 52 week low of $6.80 and a 52 week high of $15.80.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.09 per share. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 16th. TransAct Technologies’s payout ratio is currently 54.55%.

A number of brokerages recently commented on TACT. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransAct Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target (up from $13.00) on shares of TransAct Technologies in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of TransAct Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st.

In related news, Director Graham Y. Tanaka sold 2,095 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.39, for a total transaction of $28,052.05. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 194,153 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,599,708.67. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Graham Y. Tanaka sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.27, for a total transaction of $132,700.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 207,517 shares in the company, valued at $2,753,750.59. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 39,961 shares of company stock worth $544,104 over the last 90 days. 13.22% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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TransAct Technologies Company Profile

TransAct Technologies Incorporated (TransAct) designs, develops and sells market-specific solutions, including printers, terminals, software and other products for transaction-based and other industries. The Company operates through the segment, which includes design, development, assembly and marketing of transaction printers and terminals, and providing printer and terminal related software, services, supplies and spare parts.

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