Press coverage about SP Plus (NASDAQ:SP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SP Plus earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3833465506612 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of SP Plus (NASDAQ:SP) traded down $0.10 on Monday, hitting $39.95. 102,764 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 133,935. SP Plus has a 1-year low of $27.05 and a 1-year high of $41.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $901.95, a P/E ratio of 20.81, a P/E/G ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50.

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SP Plus (NASDAQ:SP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $392.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $228.10 million. SP Plus had a net margin of 2.64% and a return on equity of 14.29%. sell-side analysts forecast that SP Plus will post 1.7 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of SP Plus from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. ValuEngine lowered shares of SP Plus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SP Plus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Saturday, November 4th.

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SP Plus 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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