Media stories about The Providence Service (NASDAQ:PRSC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The Providence Service earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 47.7366291068825 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on PRSC shares. Zacks Investment Research cut The Providence Service from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Barrington Research reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $67.00 target price on shares of The Providence Service in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. TheStreet upgraded The Providence Service from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded The Providence Service from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $67.00.

Shares of The Providence Service (NASDAQ PRSC) opened at $58.62 on Friday. The Providence Service has a 12 month low of $35.65 and a 12 month high of $60.95. The stock has a market capitalization of $780.90, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.62 and a beta of 0.88.

The Providence Service (NASDAQ:PRSC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.01. The Providence Service had a return on equity of 6.29% and a net margin of 4.91%. The business had revenue of $409.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $407.00 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.35 EPS. The Providence Service’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that The Providence Service will post 1.35 earnings per share for the current year.

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About The Providence Service

The Providence Service Corporation (Providence) is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of healthcare and workforce development services for public and private sector entities. The Company’s segments include Non-Emergency Transportation Services (NET Services), Workforce Development Services (WD Services) and Matrix Investment.

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