Headlines about Bel Fuse (NASDAQ:BELFB) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bel Fuse earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.7953272466444 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Separately, BidaskClub lowered shares of Bel Fuse from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th.
Bel Fuse (NASDAQ:BELFB) traded up 3.33% during trading on Friday, hitting $32.60. 21,434 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $30.14 and its 200 day moving average price is $26.23. The firm has a market cap of $392.60 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.06 and a beta of 0.90. Bel Fuse has a 12-month low of $21.65 and a 12-month high of $33.60.
Bel Fuse (NASDAQ:BELFB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The electronics maker reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.25. Bel Fuse had a return on equity of 11.61% and a net margin of 3.44%. The company had revenue of $131.62 million for the quarter. Equities analysts forecast that Bel Fuse will post $1.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 13th will be given a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 12th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.86%. Bel Fuse’s payout ratio is 20.59%.
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About Bel Fuse
Bel Fuse Inc (Bel) designs, manufactures and markets a range of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits. The Company’s products include magnetic solutions, power solutions and protection, and connectivity solutions. The Company’s operating segments are North America, Asia and Europe.
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