News stories about TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TransAct Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 43.1529009146418 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of research firms recently commented on TACT. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target on shares of TransAct Technologies in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded TransAct Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded TransAct Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective for the company in a report on Saturday, August 26th.

TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The technology company reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.06. TransAct Technologies had a net margin of 7.27% and a return on equity of 16.68%. The company had revenue of $13.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.35 million.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 21st were paid a $0.09 dividend. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 17th. TransAct Technologies’s dividend payout ratio is presently 65.45%.

In other TransAct Technologies news, CFO Steven A. Demartino sold 2,583 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.75, for a total value of $25,184.25. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 47,419 shares in the company, valued at approximately $462,335.25. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Chairman Bart C. Shuldman sold 15,400 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.24, for a total transaction of $142,296.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 12,494 shares in the company, valued at $115,444.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 37,360 shares of company stock worth $352,752 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 11.57% of the company’s stock.

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TransAct Technologies Company Profile

TransAct Technologies Incorporated (TransAct) designs, develops and sells market-specific solutions, including printers, terminals, software and other products for transaction-based and other industries. The Company operates through the segment, which includes design, development, assembly and marketing of transaction printers and terminals, and providing printer and terminal related software, services, supplies and spare parts.

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