News stories about SP Plus Corporation (NASDAQ:SP) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SP Plus Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8050891378304 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

SP Plus Corporation (NASDAQ:SP) opened at 40.45 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $898.07 million, a P/E ratio of 23.49 and a beta of 1.00. SP Plus Corporation has a one year low of $22.60 and a one year high of $40.90. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $37.69 and a 200 day moving average of $33.37.

SP Plus Corporation (NASDAQ:SP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The business services provider reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $415.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $223.35 million. SP Plus Corporation had a net margin of 2.36% and a return on equity of 13.82%. On average, equities analysts forecast that SP Plus Corporation will post $1.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of SP Plus Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 9th. BidaskClub lowered shares of SP Plus Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of SP Plus Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th.

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In other news, Director Robert S. Roath sold 70,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.77, for a total value of $2,433,900.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 36,936 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,284,264.72. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

SP Plus Corporation Company Profile

SP Plus Corporation (SP Plus) is a provider of parking management, ground transportation and other ancillary services to commercial, institutional and municipal clients in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. The Company’s segments include Region One (Urban), Region Two (Airport transportation), Region Three and Other.

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