NewMarket (NYSE:NEU) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

Media coverage about NewMarket (NYSE:NEU) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. NewMarket earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.6261226381858 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of NewMarket (NYSE NEU) traded down $1.73 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $396.13. The stock had a trading volume of 23,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 39,414. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 2.74 and a quick ratio of 1.50. The stock has a market cap of $4,700.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.22 and a beta of 0.80. NewMarket has a fifty-two week low of $377.27 and a fifty-two week high of $483.86.

NewMarket (NYSE:NEU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty chemicals company reported $5.04 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $5.70 by ($0.66). NewMarket had a return on equity of 39.48% and a net margin of 10.90%. The business had revenue of $584.41 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $546.40 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $6.00 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.2% on a year-over-year basis.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were issued a dividend of $1.75 per share. This represents a $7.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. NewMarket’s payout ratio is 35.73%.

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About NewMarket

NewMarket Corporation is a holding company. The Company is the parent company of Afton Chemical Corporation (Afton), Ethyl Corporation (Ethyl), NewMarket Services Corporation (NewMarket Services), and NewMarket Development Corporation (NewMarket Development). The Company operates through petroleum additives segment, which is primarily represented by Afton.

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