News articles about Diebold, (NYSE:DBD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Diebold, earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.1229551289957 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

DBD has been the topic of several analyst reports. Lake Street Capital dropped their price target on shares of Diebold, from $38.00 to $30.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Diebold, in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Diebold, from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Diebold, from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded shares of Diebold, from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $31.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.75.

Diebold, (NYSE DBD) remained flat at $22.85 during midday trading on Wednesday. The stock had a trading volume of 195,038 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.73 billion, a PE ratio of 2.95 and a beta of 2.02. Diebold, has a 52 week low of $17.95 and a 52 week high of $31.85. The company’s 50-day moving average is $21.18 and its 200-day moving average is $24.61.

Diebold, (NYSE:DBD) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The technology company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.13 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.10 billion. Diebold, had a negative net margin of 6.04% and a positive return on equity of 7.25%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 95.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.43 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Diebold, will post $0.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Friday, August 25th were paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 23rd. Diebold,’s payout ratio is currently -10.90%.

In related news, SVP Olaf Robert Heyden bought 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 26th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $23.28 per share, for a total transaction of $46,560.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Gale S. Fitzgerald bought 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 23rd. The shares were bought at an average price of $18.14 per share, with a total value of $90,700.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have purchased 23,000 shares of company stock valued at $460,940. Corporate insiders own 1.37% of the company’s stock.

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About Diebold,

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated provides connected commerce services, software and technology. The Company’s geographic segments include North America (NA), Asia Pacific (AP), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Latin America (LA). These segments sell and service financial self-service (FSS), retail solutions and security systems.

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