Headlines about Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Schweitzer-Mauduit International earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1197719291375 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) traded down 0.84% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $41.52. 91,489 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $39.78 and a 200-day moving average price of $39.22. Schweitzer-Mauduit International has a 52-week low of $35.31 and a 52-week high of $47.01. The stock has a market cap of $1.27 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.82 and a beta of 1.22.
Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $255.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $243.50 million. Schweitzer-Mauduit International had a return on equity of 18.00% and a net margin of 8.00%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.93 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Schweitzer-Mauduit International will post $3.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 25th were issued a dividend of $0.42 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 23rd. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.05%. Schweitzer-Mauduit International’s dividend payout ratio is presently 72.10%.
Separately, DA Davidson initiated coverage on shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $47.00 target price on the stock.
In other Schweitzer-Mauduit International news, Director Jeffrey Keenan acquired 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $38.64 per share, with a total value of $386,400.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 25,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $966,000. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. 1.84% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Schweitzer-Mauduit International Company Profile
Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc (SWM) is a diversified producer of engineered solutions and materials for a variety of industries. The Company has two operating product line segments: Engineered Papers, and Advanced Materials and Structures. As of December 31, 2016, the Company conducted business in over 90 countries and operate 18 production locations across the world, with facilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Russia, Brazil, China and Poland.
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