CSS Industries (CSS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CSS Industries earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.8932917229639 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of NYSE:CSS traded down $0.07 during trading on Friday, hitting $17.77. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 43,060 shares, compared to its average volume of 69,836. CSS Industries has a fifty-two week low of $17.13 and a fifty-two week high of $30.29. The stock has a market cap of $162.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.63 and a beta of 1.15.

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CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The specialty retailer reported $1.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.15. CSS Industries had a positive return on equity of 4.51% and a negative net margin of 0.96%. The business had revenue of $130.64 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $134.50 million. equities research analysts expect that CSS Industries will post 1.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st were given a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 28th. CSS Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 56.74%.

CSS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut CSS Industries from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. TheStreet downgraded CSS Industries from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, DA Davidson downgraded CSS Industries from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th.

In other news, Director Rebecca C. Matthias bought 20,100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $20.95 per share, with a total value of $421,095.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 3.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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CSS Industries Company Profile

CSS Industries, Inc, a consumer products company, designs, manufactures, procures, distributes, and sells seasonal, celebrations, and craft social expression products principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. Its craft and celebrations consumer products include craft ribbon and buttons, sewing patterns, infant products, journals, all occasion boxed greeting cards, gift card holders, gift bags, gift wrap, floral accessories, memory books, scrapbooks, stationery, stickers, and other gift and craft items.

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