Somewhat Negative Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Atento (ATTO) Stock Price

Headlines about Atento (NYSE:ATTO) have trended somewhat negative on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Atento earned a media sentiment score of -0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8786810845458 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

ATTO has been the topic of several research reports. Barrington Research upped their price objective on shares of Atento from $14.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, August 21st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Atento from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, September 30th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Atento in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Atento from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Atento from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.50.

Atento (NYSE:ATTO) opened at $9.70 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 1.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. The firm has a market cap of $716.92, a PE ratio of 13.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.83 and a beta of -0.07. Atento has a 1 year low of $6.85 and a 1 year high of $12.90.

The firm also recently announced an annual dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 10th were given a dividend of $0.338 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 9th. Atento’s dividend payout ratio is presently 242.86%.

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About Atento

Atento SA is a provider of customer-relationship management and business-process outsourcing (CRM BPO) services and solutions in Latin America. The Company offers a portfolio of CRM BPO services, including customer care, sales, collections, back office and technical support. The Company operates through three segments: EMEA, Americas and Brazil.

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