Media coverage about Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Civitas Solutions earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 45.5598501648297 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI) traded down 0.54% during trading on Monday, hitting $18.35. The stock had a trading volume of 745 shares. The firm has a market cap of $685.59 million, a P/E ratio of 35.29 and a beta of 0.43. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $18.15 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.67. Civitas Solutions has a 12-month low of $15.40 and a 12-month high of $20.98.

Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. Civitas Solutions had a return on equity of 17.01% and a net margin of 1.35%. The firm had revenue of $377.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $376.51 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.13 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Civitas Solutions will post $0.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on CIVI shares. BidaskClub downgraded Civitas Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Civitas Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.50.

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In related news, CFO Denis M. Holler sold 6,433 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.11, for a total value of $122,934.63. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 302,824 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,786,966.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider Renzo Linda De sold 4,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.89, for a total transaction of $92,561.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 171,334 shares in the company, valued at $3,236,499.26. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 50,772 shares of company stock worth $962,756 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 5.30% of the company’s stock.

Civitas Solutions Company Profile

Civitas Solutions, Inc is a provider of home- and community-based health and human services to individuals with intellectual, developmental, physical or behavioral disabilities and other special needs. The Company operates through two segments: Human Services and Post-Acute Specialty Rehabilitation Services (SRS).

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