Aspen Group (ASPU) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

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News coverage about Aspen Group (NASDAQ:ASPU) has trended positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aspen Group earned a news impact score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.0335486798719 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

ASPU has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Roth Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Aspen Group in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. ValuEngine cut shares of Aspen Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aspen Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $12.13.

Aspen Group traded up $0.07, reaching $7.21, during trading on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. 18,756 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 95,725. The stock has a market cap of $130.78 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -18.49 and a beta of 0.64. Aspen Group has a twelve month low of $5.35 and a twelve month high of $9.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a current ratio of 3.25 and a quick ratio of 3.25.

Aspen Group (NASDAQ:ASPU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 12th. The technology company reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.11) by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $7.23 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.94 million. Aspen Group had a negative return on equity of 30.07% and a negative net margin of 32.07%. equities research analysts anticipate that Aspen Group will post -0.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Aspen Group news, Director Malcolm F. Iv Maclean purchased 5,667 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 13th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $7.27 per share, for a total transaction of $41,199.09. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 26.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Aspen Group Company Profile

Aspen Group, Inc provides online higher education services in the United States. The company offers certificate programs; and associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in a range of areas, including nursing, business, education, technology, and professional studies. As of April 30, 2017, it had 4,681 degree-seeking students enrolled.

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