Media headlines about NewMarket (NYSE:NEU) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NewMarket earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 45.9043190033537 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of NEU opened at $395.93 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $4,722.26, a PE ratio of 21.36 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 2.63 and a quick ratio of 1.42. NewMarket has a fifty-two week low of $373.59 and a fifty-two week high of $483.86.
NewMarket (NYSE:NEU) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The specialty chemicals company reported $3.05 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.62 by ($0.57). The business had revenue of $559.98 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $522.10 million. NewMarket had a return on equity of 37.86% and a net margin of 8.67%. The company’s revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $3.86 earnings per share.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th were issued a $1.75 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $7.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.77%.
Separately, TheStreet lowered shares of NewMarket from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th.
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NewMarket Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the petroleum additives businesses. It offers lubricant additives for use in various vehicle and industrial applications, such as engine oils, transmission fluids, off-road powertrain and hydraulic systems, gear oils, hydraulic oils, turbine oils, metalworking fluids, and in other applications where metal-to-metal moving parts are utilized; and engine oil, driveline, and industrial additives.
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