Marlin Business Services (MRLN) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds
Headlines about Marlin Business Services (NASDAQ:MRLN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Marlin Business Services earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.1258195225298 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Marlin Business Services Corp. (MRLN) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Marlin Business Services Corp. (MRLN) to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $0.48 Per Share, William Blair Forecasts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Did Marlin Business Services Corp (NASDAQ:MRLN) Insiders Sell Their Own Shares? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Marlin Business Services Corp. Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of analysts have issued reports on MRLN shares. ValuEngine downgraded Marlin Business Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th. BidaskClub raised Marlin Business Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Marlin Business Services from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th.
Marlin Business Services (NASDAQ:MRLN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.01. Marlin Business Services had a return on equity of 12.48% and a net margin of 26.20%. The company had revenue of $24.13 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $24.10 million. research analysts expect that Marlin Business Services will post 2.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 23rd. Investors of record on Monday, August 13th were issued a dividend of $0.14 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 10th. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.01%. This is a boost from Marlin Business Services’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. Marlin Business Services’s payout ratio is presently 37.33%.
Marlin Business Services Company Profile
Marlin Business Services Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides equipment financing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses in the United States. It finances approximately 100 categories of equipment, including commercial and industrial, restaurant, auto, medical, VOIP, and printing equipment, as well as computer software, copiers, cash registers, dental implant systems, and other commercial equipment.
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