News headlines about L S Starrett (NYSE:SCX) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. L S Starrett earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.7823918057558 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of L S Starrett (NYSE SCX) traded up $0.15 on Friday, reaching $8.95. 24,135 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 8,164. L S Starrett has a 1 year low of $6.75 and a 1 year high of $11.90. The stock has a market cap of $62.61, a P/E ratio of 99.44 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a quick ratio of 1.54 and a current ratio of 3.48.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 19th were paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, December 18th. L S Starrett’s payout ratio is currently 444.44%.
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L S Starrett Company Profile
The L.S. Starrett Company is engaged in the business of manufacturing over 5,000 variations of precision tools, gages, measuring instruments and saw blades for industrial, professional and consumer markets across the world. The Company’s product line includes precision measuring tools (micrometers, calipers and rules, among others.), levels, electronic gages, dial indicators, gage blocks and granite surface plates and custom-engineered products.
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