CSS Industries (CSS) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

Media stories about CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CSS Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.7896769664176 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of CSS Industries (CSS) traded down $0.25 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $27.75. 36,473 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 51,590. The stock has a market capitalization of $252.37, a PE ratio of 12.22, a PEG ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 1.02. CSS Industries has a 1 year low of $23.16 and a 1 year high of $30.29.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st were paid a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.88%. CSS Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.24%.

CSS has been the topic of several recent research reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of CSS Industries from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. DA Davidson assumed coverage on shares of CSS Industries in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $31.50 price target on the stock.

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CSS Industries Company Profile

CSS Industries, Inc is a consumer products company, which is engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of non-durable all occasion and seasonal social expression products, principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. The Company’s occasion and seasonal products include classroom exchange Valentines, infant products, journals, buttons, gift wrap, floral accessories, craft and educational products, Easter egg dyes and novelties, memory books, scrapbooks, stickers, stationery and other items.

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