QAD (QADA) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about QAD (NASDAQ:QADA) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. QAD earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave press coverage about the software maker an impact score of 88 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Alpha One’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for QAD (NASDAQ:QADA)

Shares of QAD (QADA) traded down 0.48% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $31.00. The stock had a trading volume of 39,837 shares. The stock’s market cap is $589.90 million. QAD has a 52 week low of $18.35 and a 52 week high of $33.40. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $31.19 and a 200 day moving average of $29.62.

QAD (NASDAQ:QADA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 25th. The software maker reported ($0.13) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.13). QAD had a negative net margin of 5.49% and a positive return on equity of 1.22%. The company had revenue of $71.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $68.54 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.07) EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 9.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that QAD will post $0.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 6th. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 27th will be given a $0.072 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 23rd. This represents a $0.29 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.92%. QAD’s dividend payout ratio is currently -34.12%.

QADA has been the topic of several research reports. ValuEngine upgraded QAD from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target (up from $30.00) on shares of QAD in a research report on Saturday, March 11th. TheStreet cut QAD from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 9th. Sidoti assumed coverage on QAD in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target (up from $30.00) on shares of QAD in a research report on Friday, March 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.75.

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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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