Headlines about Bel Fuse (NASDAQ:BELFA) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bel Fuse earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.3528071564896 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Separately, TheStreet upgraded shares of Bel Fuse from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th.
Shares of Bel Fuse (NASDAQ:BELFA) traded up 3.48% on Friday, reaching $28.26. 1,380 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $340.34 million, a PE ratio of 19.99 and a beta of 0.96. Bel Fuse has a one year low of $18.27 and a one year high of $29.90. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $26.39 and a 200 day moving average price of $22.91.
Bel Fuse (NASDAQ:BELFA) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.22. Bel Fuse had a return on equity of 11.61% and a net margin of 3.44%. The firm had revenue of $131.62 million during the quarter. Analysts expect that Bel Fuse will post $1.50 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 13th will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 12th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.85%. Bel Fuse’s dividend payout ratio is currently 17.91%.
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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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