Media stories about Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Simulations Plus earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.4157342925768 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

SLP has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded Simulations Plus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Simulations Plus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th.

Simulations Plus (NASDAQ SLP) opened at $16.80 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $282.73, a P/E ratio of 48.00 and a beta of -0.74. Simulations Plus has a one year low of $9.45 and a one year high of $17.45.

Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 9th. The technology company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $7.07 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.57 million. Simulations Plus had a return on equity of 24.56% and a net margin of 23.78%. equities analysts forecast that Simulations Plus will post 0.4 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 26th were paid a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 25th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.43%. Simulations Plus’s dividend payout ratio is 68.57%.

In other Simulations Plus news, CEO Walter S. Woltosz sold 18,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.25, for a total value of $300,625.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 5,502,416 shares in the company, valued at $89,414,260. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 55,500 shares of company stock valued at $893,180. Corporate insiders own 33.45% of the company’s stock.

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Simulations Plus Company Profile

Simulations Plus, Inc (Simulations Plus) develops and produces software for use in pharmaceutical research and for education, and provides consulting and contract research services to the pharmaceutical industry. The Company offers five software products for pharmaceutical research. ADMET (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion and Toxicity) Predictor is a computer program that takes molecular structures as inputs and predicts over 140 different properties for them at the rate of about 200,000 compounds per hour.

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