Media coverage about Ennis (NYSE:EBF) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ennis earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.2454809168036 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Ennis (NYSE:EBF) traded down 0.80% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $18.70. 57,907 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $475.30 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.14 and a beta of 0.78. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $19.10 and its 200 day moving average price is $17.20. Ennis has a 52 week low of $14.40 and a 52 week high of $19.85.
Ennis (NYSE:EBF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, June 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $94.59 million during the quarter. Ennis had a net margin of 7.32% and a return on equity of 12.35%. Equities research analysts expect that Ennis will post $1.15 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 7th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 7th were given a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.28%. This is a boost from Ennis’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, July 5th. Ennis’s payout ratio is 77.67%.
Several research firms have issued reports on EBF. BidaskClub lowered shares of Ennis from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. TheStreet upgraded shares of Ennis from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th.
Ennis, Inc and its subsidiaries are engaged in the production and sale of printed business products, business forms and other business products. The Company operates through Print segment, which is engaged in printing, manufacturing and selling a range of business forms and other business products to distributors located throughout the United States primarily through independent dealers.
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