Media headlines about EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EnPro Industries earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.2833187705552 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
Several analysts have recently weighed in on NPO shares. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of EnPro Industries in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EnPro Industries from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, September 1st. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of EnPro Industries in a report on Friday, October 20th. BidaskClub lowered shares of EnPro Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Finally, B. Riley set a $100.00 price objective on shares of EnPro Industries and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. EnPro Industries has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $94.00.
Shares of EnPro Industries (NPO) opened at $89.33 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $1,905.05, a P/E ratio of 50.19, a PEG ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 1.59 and a current ratio of 2.27. EnPro Industries has a fifty-two week low of $61.36 and a fifty-two week high of $91.00.
EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The industrial products company reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.89 by ($0.16). The company had revenue of $343.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $324.00 million. EnPro Industries had a net margin of 40.74% and a return on equity of 7.92%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.28 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that EnPro Industries will post 2.51 EPS for the current year.
EnPro Industries announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Monday, October 30th that authorizes the company to repurchase $50.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the industrial products company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 6th will be issued a $0.22 dividend. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 5th. EnPro Industries’s dividend payout ratio is currently 3.82%.
In related news, insider Stephen E. Macadam sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.06, for a total value of $2,101,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 194,447 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $16,345,214.82. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.
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EnPro Industries Company Profile
EnPro Industries, Inc is engaged in the designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing engineered industrial products. It operates through three segments. The Sealing Products segment includes three operating divisions: Garlock, which designs, manufactures and sells sealing products; Technetics, which designs, manufactures and sells metal seals and elastomeric seals, among others, and Stemco LP (Stemco), which designs, manufactures and sells heavy-duty truck wheel-end components and systems.
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