Media coverage about CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CSS Industries earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.2969614397314 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of CSS Industries stock traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $18.34. The company had a trading volume of 32,282 shares, compared to its average volume of 59,044. CSS Industries has a 1-year low of $17.96 and a 1-year high of $30.29. The company has a market capitalization of $167.44, a PE ratio of -49.49, a PEG ratio of 3.37 and a beta of 1.17.
CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The specialty retailer reported $1.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.37 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $130.64 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $134.50 million. CSS Industries had a positive return on equity of 4.51% and a negative net margin of 0.96%. sell-side analysts forecast that CSS Industries will post 1.09 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 1st were issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 28th. CSS Industries’s payout ratio is -216.22%.
Several brokerages recently commented on CSS. DA Davidson cut CSS Industries from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. TheStreet cut CSS Industries from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut CSS Industries from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.
In other CSS Industries news, Director Rebecca C. Matthias purchased 20,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 12th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $20.95 per share, for a total transaction of $421,095.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 3.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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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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