Barrett Business Services (BBSI) Receives Daily News Impact Score of 0.31

Press coverage about Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ:BBSI) has trended positive recently, according to Alpha One. The research firm, a division of Accern, ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Barrett Business Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 61 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ:BBSI) traded down 0.377% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $56.835. 5,404 shares of the company were exchanged. Barrett Business Services has a one year low of $36.30 and a one year high of $66.93. The firm has a market cap of $412.11 million, a P/E ratio of 26.949 and a beta of 1.17. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $57.18 and its 200 day moving average price is $58.97.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 18th. Barrett Business Services’s payout ratio is presently 29.53%.

Separately, TheStreet cut shares of Barrett Business Services from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, April 3rd.

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In other Barrett Business Services news, Director Thomas J. Carley bought 3,002 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 14th. The shares were bought at an average price of $52.30 per share, for a total transaction of $157,004.60. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 32,577 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,703,777.10. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. 5.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Barrett Business Services Company Profile

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