Media coverage about Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Entegris earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.0854916274913 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Entegris’ (ENTG) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Loop Capital (americanbankingnews.com)
- Brokerages Expect Entegris, Inc. (ENTG) to Announce $0.37 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Entegris, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:ENTG) : December 1, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Entegris, Inc. (ENTG) Stake Increased by Moody Aldrich Partners LLC (topix.com)
- Entegris, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ENTG-US : November 30, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
Entegris (NASDAQ ENTG) opened at $29.10 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 3.14, a quick ratio of 2.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. Entegris has a twelve month low of $17.45 and a twelve month high of $33.05. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,072.23, a P/E ratio of 22.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.52.
The business also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 1st were given a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, October 31st. Entegris’s payout ratio is currently 7.22%.
Several research analysts have commented on ENTG shares. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of Entegris in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Loop Capital started coverage on Entegris in a report on Thursday, September 28th. They set a “buy” rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. Dougherty & Co boosted their price target on Entegris from $33.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut Entegris from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Entegris from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.10.
In other news, VP Corey Rucci sold 3,528 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.68, for a total transaction of $115,295.04. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 22,436 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $733,208.48. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, COO Todd James Edlund sold 5,954 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.32, for a total value of $192,433.28. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 143,774 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,646,775.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 13,296 shares of company stock valued at $425,962 over the last three months. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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Entegris Company Profile
Entegris, Inc is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Advanced Materials Handling (AMH) and Microcontamination Control (MC).
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