Usio’s (USIO) Buy Rating Reiterated at LADENBURG THALM/SH SH

Usio (NASDAQ:USIO)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by investment analysts at LADENBURG THALM/SH SH in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, reports. They presently have a $4.50 price target on the stock. LADENBURG THALM/SH SH’s target price indicates a potential upside of 157.14% from the company’s current price.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 price objective on shares of Usio in a research report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Usio from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $3.81.

Shares of Usio stock traded down $0.07 on Friday, hitting $1.75. 21,931 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 34,838. The stock has a market capitalization of $33.91 million, a P/E ratio of -4.73 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.03. Usio has a 52 week low of $0.75 and a 52 week high of $3.57. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $1.46 and a 200 day simple moving average of $1.65.

Usio (NASDAQ:USIO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 14th. The company reported ($0.06) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $7.77 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.54 million. Usio had a negative net margin of 16.60% and a negative return on equity of 59.08%. Research analysts expect that Usio will post -0.34 earnings per share for the current year.

Usio Company Profile

Usio, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated electronic payment processing services to merchants and businesses in the United States. The company offers various types of automated clearing house (ACH) processing; and credit, prepaid card, and debit card-based processing services. Its ACH processing services include Represented Check, a consumer non-sufficient funds check that is represented for payment electronically rather than through the paper check collection system; and Accounts Receivable Check Conversion, a consumer paper check payment, which is converted into an e-check.

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