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Newtek Business Services, (NASDAQ:NEWT) CEO Barry Sloane purchased 3,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 25th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $2.49 per share, for a total transaction of $7,470.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 4,744,664 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,814,213. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Newtek Business Services, (NASDAQ:NEWT) traded up 0.40% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $2.51. 43,540 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Newtek Business Services, has a 1-year low of $2.26 and a 1-year high of $3.43. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $2.55 and a 200-day moving average of $2.71. The company has a market cap of $94.9 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.89.

Newtek Business Services, (NASDAQ:NEWT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 14th. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $41.27 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $38.13 million. Analysts expect that Newtek Business Services, will post $0.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Separately, analysts at Singular Research cut their price target on shares of Newtek Business Services, from $4.85 to $4.50 in a research note on Friday, June 6th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

Newtek Business Services, Inc (NASDAQ:NEWT) is a holding company.

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