Media stories about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Spok earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 47.6484292218469 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Spok from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Spok from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th.

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Shares of Spok (NASDAQ SPOK) opened at $15.05 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $298.77, a PE ratio of -19.42 and a beta of 0.59. Spok has a 1-year low of $13.75 and a 1-year high of $20.60.

Spok announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, February 28th that allows the company to repurchase $10.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the Wireless communications provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Friday, March 16th will be issued a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 15th. Spok’s payout ratio is currently -64.93%.

In other Spok news, CEO Vincent D. Kelly sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.50, for a total value of $155,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.63% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Spok Company Profile

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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