Otelco (OTEL) Upgraded at ValuEngine

Otelco (NASDAQ:OTEL) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Sunday.

Shares of Otelco (NASDAQ OTEL) traded down $0.15 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $13.35. 6,600 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 11,979. Otelco has a fifty-two week low of $5.70 and a fifty-two week high of $13.85. The company has a current ratio of 1.73, a quick ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -13.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $44.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.09 and a beta of 0.49.

In related news, major shareholder Ira Sochet acquired 287,366 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $11.95 per share, for a total transaction of $3,434,023.70. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 674,518 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,060,490.10. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 4.20% of the company’s stock.

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Otelco Company Profile

Otelco Inc provides a range of telecommunications services on a retail and wholesale basis. Otelco Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of telecommunication services on a retail and wholesale basis. It offers local services, including voice access lines that provide local dial tone and calling features, such as caller identification, call waiting, call forwarding, and voicemail; long distance services; billing and collection services for other carriers under contract; directory advertising services; and other telephone related services comprising leasing, selling, installing, and maintaining customer premise telecommunications equipment, as well as the publication of local telephone directories and wireline voice telephone services.

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