Neenah Paper (NP) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.17

Media stories about Neenah Paper (NYSE:NP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Neenah Paper earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.7074782765118 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. DA Davidson reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Neenah Paper in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. BidaskClub raised Neenah Paper from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th.

Shares of Neenah Paper (NP) opened at $88.05 on Tuesday. Neenah Paper has a 12-month low of $72.35 and a 12-month high of $90.75. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,491.79, a PE ratio of 20.30, a P/E/G ratio of 4.23 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 1.44 and a current ratio of 2.52.

Neenah Paper (NYSE:NP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The basic materials company reported $1.02 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.01 by $0.01. Neenah Paper had a return on equity of 20.48% and a net margin of 8.13%. The company had revenue of $245.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $240.60 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.99 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Neenah Paper will post 4.19 EPS for the current year.

Neenah Paper announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, November 29th that authorizes the company to buyback $25.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the basic materials company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 4th. Investors of record on Friday, November 17th were given a dividend of $0.37 per share. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 16th. Neenah Paper’s payout ratio is currently 32.60%.

In other Neenah Paper news, SVP Matthew L. Duncan sold 311 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.00, for a total value of $25,502.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,963 shares in the company, valued at $160,966. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, VP Larry Newton Brownlee sold 458 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.62, for a total value of $40,129.96. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 2,370 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $207,659.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 10,341 shares of company stock worth $909,160. 2.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Neenah Paper Company Profile

Neenah Paper, Inc is a producer of technical products and premium fine papers and packaging. The Company has two primary businesses: technical products business, and fine paper and packaging business. Its segments consist of Technical Products, Fine Paper and Packaging, and Other. The technical products business is an international producer of transportation, water and other filter media and durable, saturated and coated substrates.

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