Park Electrochemical (PKE) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media stories about Park Electrochemical (NYSE:PKE) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Park Electrochemical earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.3213532787768 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Park Electrochemical (PKE) opened at $17.01 on Friday. Park Electrochemical has a one year low of $16.00 and a one year high of $23.58. The firm has a market capitalization of $348.08, a P/E ratio of 65.43 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a quick ratio of 18.39, a current ratio of 19.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37.

Park Electrochemical (NYSE:PKE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 4th. The semiconductor company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.13 by ($0.07). Park Electrochemical had a net margin of 4.60% and a return on equity of 4.69%. The firm had revenue of $26.14 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $28.50 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.10 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Park Electrochemical will post 0.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 13th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 23rd were paid a $3.00 dividend. This is an increase from Park Electrochemical’s previous special dividend of $1.50. The ex-dividend date was Monday, January 22nd. Park Electrochemical’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 153.85%.

PKE has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Park Electrochemical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Needham & Company LLC raised their price objective on Park Electrochemical to $24.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

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Park Electrochemical Company Profile

Park Electrochemical Corp. is a global advanced materials company. The Company develops, manufactures, markets and sells digital and radio frequency (RF)/microwave printed circuit materials products principally for the telecommunications and Internet infrastructure and high-end computing markets and advanced composite materials, parts and assemblies and low-volume tooling products for the aerospace markets.

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