Sharps Compliance (SMED) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of -0.01

Media stories about Sharps Compliance (NASDAQ:SMED) have been trending somewhat negative on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sharps Compliance earned a news impact score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 48.2975789686099 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Sharps Compliance (SMED) traded down $0.01 on Tuesday, hitting $4.84. 9,100 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 48,377. The company has a market cap of $77.84, a price-to-earnings ratio of 484.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.92 and a beta of 0.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07, a current ratio of 2.46 and a quick ratio of 1.87. Sharps Compliance has a 52-week low of $3.74 and a 52-week high of $5.73.

Sharps Compliance (NASDAQ:SMED) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The industrial products company reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $11.12 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.14 million. Sharps Compliance had a net margin of 0.33% and a return on equity of 0.54%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.01) EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Sharps Compliance will post 0.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on SMED. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price target on shares of Sharps Compliance from $7.00 to $6.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Sharps Compliance from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 25th.

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Sharps Compliance Company Profile

Sharps Compliance Corp. is a provider of waste management services, including medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous. The Company’s solutions include Sharps Recovery System, TakeAway Medication Recovery System, MedSafe, Route-Based Pickup Service, TakeAway Recycle System, ComplianceTRAC, Universal Waste Shipback Systems and Other Solutions.

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