Media stories about EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) have been trending positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EnPro Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 58 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Stephen E. Macadam Sells 26,318 Shares of EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Comparing EnPro Industries (NPO) and Key Technology (KTEC) (americanbankingnews.com)
- EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) Stock Rating Upgraded by TheStreet (americanbankingnews.com)
- FY2017 EPS Estimates for EnPro Industries Increased by Gabelli (NPO) (americanbankingnews.com)
- EnPro Industries Expected to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.69 Per Share (NPO) (americanbankingnews.com)
EnPro Industries (NYSE NPO) traded down 1.02% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $72.49. The company had a trading volume of 106,995 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $1.55 billion, a PE ratio of 84.88 and a beta of 1.10. EnPro Industries has a one year low of $49.91 and a one year high of $77.65. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $72.69 and its 200 day moving average is $68.77.
EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The industrial products company reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.35. The company had revenue of $347 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $347.13 million. EnPro Industries had a return on equity of 8.71% and a net margin of 1.56%. The company’s revenue was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.17 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that EnPro Industries will post $2.61 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 1st. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.21%. EnPro Industries’s dividend payout ratio is 103.53%.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered EnPro Industries from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. TheStreet upgraded EnPro Industries from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. FBR & Co restated an “outperform” rating on shares of EnPro Industries in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered EnPro Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $78.50.
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In other EnPro Industries news, VP Steven R. Bower bought 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 11th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $71.51 per share, with a total value of $71,510.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Stephen E. Macadam sold 26,318 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.08, for a total value of $1,949,637.44. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 245,765 shares in the company, valued at approximately $18,206,271.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.
EnPro Industries Company Profile
EnPro Industries, Inc is engaged in the designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing engineered industrial products. It operates through three segments. The Sealing Products segment includes three operating divisions: Garlock, which designs, manufactures and sells sealing products; Technetics, which designs, manufactures and sells metal seals and elastomeric seals, among others, and Stemco LP (Stemco), which designs, manufactures and sells heavy-duty truck wheel-end components and systems.
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