Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Kelly Services (KELYB) Share Price

Media headlines about Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYB) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kelly Services earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 47.3962428604859 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Separately, ValuEngine lowered Kelly Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th.

Shares of Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYB) opened at $29.00 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,114.41, a P/E ratio of 16.02 and a beta of 0.73. Kelly Services has a 12 month low of $20.18 and a 12 month high of $29.07.

Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYB) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The business services provider reported $0.80 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $1.42 billion for the quarter. Kelly Services had a return on equity of 7.92% and a net margin of 1.33%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.55 earnings per share.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 26th were paid a $0.075 dividend. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 23rd. Kelly Services’s dividend payout ratio is presently 16.57%.

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About Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc is a workforce solutions provider, which is engaged in offering a range of specialty services. The Company provides workforce solutions in three regions: the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC). The Company’s segments are Americas Commercial, Americas Professional and Technical (Americas PT), EMEA Commercial, EMEA Professional and Technical (EMEA PT), and Outsourcing and Consulting Group (OCG).

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