DLH Holdings Corp. (DLHC) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows
Media stories about DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:DLHC) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DLH Holdings Corp. earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 42.8640151141468 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of brokerages have weighed in on DLHC. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of DLH Holdings Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.50 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. ValuEngine cut shares of DLH Holdings Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Noble Financial reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of DLH Holdings Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $6.67.
Shares of DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ DLHC) traded up 0.82% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $6.16. 6,607 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $5.89 and its 200 day moving average price is $5.42. The firm has a market cap of $71.45 million, a PE ratio of 16.51 and a beta of 0.74. DLH Holdings Corp. has a one year low of $4.10 and a one year high of $7.38.
DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:DLHC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The business services provider reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $29.26 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $32.00 million. DLH Holdings Corp. had a return on equity of 13.97% and a net margin of 4.12%. Equities research analysts forecast that DLH Holdings Corp. will post $0.26 EPS for the current year.
In related news, Director William H. Alderman sold 19,244 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.85, for a total value of $112,577.40. Following the transaction, the director now owns 126,707 shares in the company, valued at $741,235.95. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director William H. Alderman sold 13,750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.91, for a total transaction of $81,262.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 110,303 shares in the company, valued at approximately $651,890.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 327,306 shares of company stock worth $1,967,698. Insiders own 21.60% of the company’s stock.
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About DLH Holdings Corp.
DLH Holdings Corp. provides healthcare and social services in the United States. It offers defense and veterans health solutions, including case management, physical and behavioral health examinations, and medical administration and logistics services. The company also provides a range of human services and solutions, which consists of educational and environmental support services for the underserved children and youth comprising health, nutritional, parental, and behavioral services; and IT system architecture design, migration plan, and ongoing maintenance services.
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