Headlines about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Spok earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 47.0649886512644 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Spok (SPOK) opened at $15.95 on Thursday. Spok has a fifty-two week low of $14.45 and a fifty-two week high of $22.60. The firm has a market cap of $309.74, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.44 and a beta of 0.61.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 17th were issued a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 16th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.13%. Spok’s payout ratio is 111.11%.

Separately, BidaskClub cut shares of Spok from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday.

In related news, insider Tom Saine sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.30, for a total transaction of $51,900.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 43,924 shares in the company, valued at $759,885.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Vincent D. Kelly sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.27, for a total transaction of $86,350.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 13,000 shares of company stock valued at $225,300 in the last ninety days. 1.63% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Spok

USA Mobility, Inc (USA Mobility) is a holding company, which operates through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, USA Mobility Wireless, Inc The Company is a provider of wireless messaging, mobile voice and data and unified communications solutions in the United States. In addition, through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, Amcom Software, Inc (Amcom), it provides mission critical unified communications solutions for contact centers, emergency management, mobile event notification and Smartphone messaging.

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