LSI Industries (LYTS) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about LSI Industries (NASDAQ:LYTS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. LSI Industries earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the construction company an impact score of 45.8657166167736 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of LSI Industries (NASDAQ:LYTS) traded down $0.08 during trading on Friday, hitting $6.86. The stock had a trading volume of 57,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 96,190. The company has a quick ratio of 1.45, a current ratio of 2.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. The firm has a market capitalization of $176.93, a P/E ratio of 34.30, a PEG ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 1.69. LSI Industries has a 12 month low of $4.99 and a 12 month high of $10.68.

LSI Industries (NASDAQ:LYTS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The construction company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $87.47 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $82.45 million. LSI Industries had a positive return on equity of 3.27% and a negative net margin of 4.02%. The company’s revenue was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.06 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that LSI Industries will post 0.2 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 6th were paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 3rd. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.92%. LSI Industries’s dividend payout ratio is presently -38.46%.

Several research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised LSI Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.50 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $9.00 price objective on shares of LSI Industries in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Roth Capital set a $6.00 price objective on LSI Industries and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, TheStreet lowered LSI Industries from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th.

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In other LSI Industries news, VP Howard E. Japlon bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $5.90 per share, for a total transaction of $59,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the vice president now directly owns 18,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $109,150. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 6.37% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

LSI Industries Company Profile

LSI Industries Inc is a provider of corporate visual image solutions to the petroleum/convenience store industry. The Company designs and develops aspects of the solid-state light emitting diode (LED) lighting, from the electronic circuit board, to the software to drive and control the LEDs, to the structure of the LED product.

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