News coverage about Insperity (NYSE:NSP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Insperity earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.7571051465713 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.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Insperity (NYSE NSP) traded up 0.92% during trading on Thursday, hitting $93.70. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 30,342 shares. The stock has a market cap of $1.95 billion, a PE ratio of 27.14 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $82.68 and a 200-day moving average price of $80.82. Insperity has a one year low of $64.55 and a one year high of $93.85.

Insperity (NYSE:NSP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The business services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.14. Insperity had a return on equity of 96.85% and a net margin of 2.34%. The company had revenue of $795.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $778.88 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.60 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Insperity will post $4.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th were issued a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 7th. Insperity’s dividend payout ratio is presently 34.68%.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on NSP. BidaskClub downgraded Insperity from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Roth Capital upgraded Insperity from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $84.00 to $92.00 in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Insperity from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $94.00.

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In other news, SVP Daniel D. Herink sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.34, for a total transaction of $250,020.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 19,014 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,584,626.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director John M. Morphy sold 500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.85, for a total value of $41,925.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 1,887 shares in the company, valued at approximately $158,224.95. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 114,401 shares of company stock worth $9,642,153 in the last ninety days. 27.47% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Insperity Company Profile

Insperity, Inc provides a range of human resources (HR) and business solutions. The Company’s HR services offerings are provided through its Workforce Optimization and Workforce Synchronization solutions (together, its professional employer organization (PEO) HR Outsourcing solutions), which encompass a range of human resources functions, including payroll and employment administration, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, performance management and training and development services, along with its cloud-based human capital management platform, the Employee Service Center (ESC).

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