Entegris (ENTG) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

News coverage about Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. 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 companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Entegris earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 47.2859063866237 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently commented on ENTG. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Entegris from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $37.00 price target (up previously from $35.00) on shares of Entegris in a research note on Wednesday. Dougherty & Co upped their price target on shares of Entegris from $36.00 to $37.50 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Craig Hallum upgraded shares of Entegris from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Citigroup upped their price target on shares of Entegris from $29.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Entegris presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.86.

Shares of Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) opened at $31.60 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.43, a current ratio of 3.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. The stock has a market cap of $4,616.60, a PE ratio of 53.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 1.51. Entegris has a twelve month low of $19.40 and a twelve month high of $35.35.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be issued a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 30th. Entegris’s dividend payout ratio is currently 23.73%.

In other Entegris news, Director Paul L. H. Olson sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.21, for a total value of $90,630.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 45,364 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,370,446.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Michael A. Bradley sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total transaction of $150,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 65,557 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,966,710. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Entegris

Entegris, Inc is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Advanced Materials Handling (AMH) and Microcontamination Control (MC).

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