Headlines about American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Software earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 42.4376612014116 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

AMSWA has been the subject of several analyst reports. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $12.25 target price on shares of American Software in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of American Software from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of American Software from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th.

Shares of American Software (NASDAQ AMSWA) traded up 0.80% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $11.36. 87,571 shares of the company traded hands. American Software has a 1-year low of $9.00 and a 1-year high of $12.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $337.70 million, a P/E ratio of 21.89 and a beta of 0.76. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $10.11 and its 200-day moving average is $10.44.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 4th. Investors of record on Friday, November 10th will be issued a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 9th. American Software’s dividend payout ratio is presently 84.62%.

In other American Software news, President H Allan Dow sold 3,282 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.05, for a total value of $36,266.10. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 3,282 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $36,266.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Dennis Hogue sold 9,707 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.78, for a total value of $104,641.46. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 15,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $161,700. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 210,734 shares of company stock valued at $2,321,980. Corporate insiders own 13.89% of the company’s stock.

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American Software Company Profile

American Software, Inc (American Software) develops, markets and supports a portfolio of software and services that delivers enterprise management, supply chain and retail planning solutions to the marketplace. The Company operates through three business segments: Supply Chain Management (SCM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Information Technology (IT) Consulting.

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