Media coverage about Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) has trended positive this week, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Payment Data Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8897825808178 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

PYDS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine raised Payment Data Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. TheStreet downgraded Payment Data Systems from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th.

Shares of Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ PYDS) traded down $0.01 on Tuesday, hitting $1.64. The stock had a trading volume of 64,122 shares, compared to its average volume of 294,577. The firm has a market cap of $25.01, a P/E ratio of -7.13 and a beta of 0.51. Payment Data Systems has a fifty-two week low of $1.17 and a fifty-two week high of $4.10.

Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The business services provider reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $3.59 million during the quarter. Payment Data Systems had a negative return on equity of 20.68% and a negative net margin of 16.50%.

In other news, insider Louis A. Hoch sold 25,141 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $2.25, for a total value of $56,567.25. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 2,498,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,621,879.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Louis A. Hoch sold 24,859 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $2.49, for a total value of $61,898.91. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 85,218 shares of company stock worth $214,872 over the last three months. 48.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Payment Data Systems

Payment Data Systems, Inc is engaged in the business of processing electronic payments for other companies, including a range of automated clearing house (ACH) processing, credit, prepaid card and debit card-based processing. The Company is an integrated payment solutions provider offering a range of services to merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, and card issuers.

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