Computer Programs and Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) fell 1.5% on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $25.27 and last traded at $25.38, with a volume of 141,642 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $25.76.

Several research firms have weighed in on CPSI. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Computer Programs and Systems in a research note on Sunday, May 22nd. SunTrust Banks Inc. downgraded shares of Computer Programs and Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $80.00 to $35.00 in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded shares of Computer Programs and Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $47.00 to $22.00 in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Topeka Capital Markets boosted their target price on shares of Computer Programs and Systems from $61.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Programs and Systems in a research report on Wednesday, June 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.27.

The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $36.95 and its 200-day moving average price is $46.09. The company has a market cap of $340.11 million and a PE ratio of 43.25.

Computer Programs and Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.31. The firm had revenue of $68.42 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $74.35 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 45.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.52 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Computer Programs and Systems Inc. will post $2.25 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 11th will be given a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 9th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.33%.

In other news, VP Robert D. Hinckle sold 1,857 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.42, for a total value of $80,630.94. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 13,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $564,460. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Several large investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in Computer Programs and Systems by 11.6% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 20,891 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,039,000 after buying an additional 2,174 shares in the last quarter. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new position in shares of Computer Programs and Systems during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,808,000. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group raised its position in shares of Computer Programs and Systems by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 675,876 shares of the company’s stock valued at $33,625,000 after buying an additional 20,801 shares during the last quarter.

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc (CPSI) is a provider of healthcare information technology (IT) solutions for rural and community hospitals and post-acute care facilities. The Company provides, on an integrated basis, enterprise-wide clinical management, access management, patient financial management, health information management, strategic decision support, resource planning management and enterprise application integration solutions to healthcare organizations.

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