James Hardie Industries PLC. (NYSE:JHX) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

News articles about James Hardie Industries PLC. (NYSE:JHX) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. James Hardie Industries PLC. earned a news impact score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 44.6756459135345 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

James Hardie Industries PLC. (NYSE:JHX) opened at 15.52 on Tuesday. James Hardie Industries PLC. has a 52 week low of $14.00 and a 52 week high of $17.30. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $15.27 and a 200-day moving average of $15.59. The stock has a market cap of $6.84 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.03 and a beta of 1.15.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 8th will be given a $0.28 dividend. This is an increase from James Hardie Industries PLC.’s previous dividend of $0.21. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 7th. James Hardie Industries PLC.’s payout ratio is currently 16.20%.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of James Hardie Industries PLC. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. CLSA raised shares of James Hardie Industries PLC. from a “sell” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 20th.

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About James Hardie Industries PLC.

James Hardie Industries Plc is a manufacturer of fiber cement products and systems for internal and external building construction applications in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. The Company’s operating segments are North America and Europe Fiber Cement, and Asia Pacific Fiber Cement.

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