News stories about ATA (NASDAQ:ATAI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ATA earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 100 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

ATA (ATAI) opened at 4.62 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $4.13 and its 200-day moving average price is $3.77. ATA has a 52 week low of $2.95 and a 52 week high of $5.00. The company’s market capitalization is $105.76 million.

ATA (NASDAQ:ATAI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 1st. The company reported ($0.34) earnings per share for the quarter. The company had revenue of $5.37 million during the quarter. ATA had a negative net margin of 2.39% and a negative return on equity of 2.80%. On average, equities analysts expect that ATA will post $0.27 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 30th. Investors of record on Monday, June 12th were issued a $0.41 dividend. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 35.50%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 8th. ATA’s dividend payout ratio is currently -487.44%.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. TheStreet lowered ATA from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. ValuEngine raised ATA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 10th.

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About ATA

ATA Inc (ATA) is a provider of computer-based testing services in China. The Company offers services for the creation and delivery of computer-based tests utilizing its test delivery platform, testing technologies and testing services in China. Its computer-based testing services are used for licensure and certification tests in various industries, including information technology (IT) services, banking, securities, teaching and insurance.

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