Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact DLH Holdings Corp. (DLHC) Share Price
Media stories about DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:DLHC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DLH Holdings Corp. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 44.1655714031551 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:DLHC) traded down 0.927% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $5.875. 27,308 shares of the stock traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average is $5.83 and its 200-day moving average is $5.39. The company has a market cap of $68.14 million, a P/E ratio of 15.751 and a beta of 0.72. DLH Holdings Corp. has a one year low of $4.10 and a one year high of $7.38.
DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:DLHC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The business services provider reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $29.26 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $32 million. DLH Holdings Corp. had a net margin of 4.12% and a return on equity of 13.97%. On average, equities research analysts forecast that DLH Holdings Corp. will post $0.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several research firms have commented on DLHC. Noble Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of DLH Holdings Corp. in a report on Saturday, May 20th. ValuEngine raised shares of DLH Holdings Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of DLH Holdings Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.50 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, May 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $6.67.
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In other news, Director William H. Alderman sold 16,875 shares of DLH Holdings Corp. stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.98, for a total value of $100,912.50. Following the sale, the director now owns 145,047 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $867,381.06. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director William H. Alderman sold 13,750 shares of DLH Holdings Corp. stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.91, for a total transaction of $81,262.50. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 110,303 shares in the company, valued at approximately $651,890.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 49,869 shares of company stock worth $294,752. Insiders own 21.60% of the company’s stock.
About DLH Holdings Corp.
DLH Holdings Corp. provides healthcare and social services in the United States. It offers defense and veterans health solutions, including case management, physical and behavioral health examinations, and medical administration and logistics services. The company also provides a range of human services and solutions, which consists of educational and environmental support services for the underserved children and youth comprising health, nutritional, parental, and behavioral services; and IT system architecture design, migration plan, and ongoing maintenance services.
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