News headlines about Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Quality Systems earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.5745144698498 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

QSII has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Quality Systems in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. TheStreet cut shares of Quality Systems from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $15.50 target price on shares of Quality Systems in a research note on Sunday, October 8th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Quality Systems in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Quality Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Quality Systems has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.08.

Quality Systems (QSII) traded down $0.24 during trading on Friday, hitting $13.04. 324,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 316,195. Quality Systems has a 52-week low of $12.61 and a 52-week high of $17.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a current ratio of 1.23. The company has a market capitalization of $845.56, a PE ratio of 18.19, a P/E/G ratio of 3.03 and a beta of 0.82.

Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16 by $0.06. Quality Systems had a net margin of 5.12% and a return on equity of 14.70%. The firm had revenue of $132.61 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $130.15 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.23 earnings per share. Quality Systems’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Quality Systems will post 0.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Russell Pflueger sold 20,968 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.75, for a total value of $330,246.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 46,745 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $736,233.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 17.90% of the company’s stock.

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About Quality Systems

Quality Systems, Inc (QSI) primarily, through its NextGen Healthcare subsidiary, provides technology-based solutions and services to the ambulatory care market in the United States. The Company is engaged in developing and marketing software and services that automate certain aspects of practice management (PM) and electronic health records (EHR) for medical and dental practices.

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