Brady (BRC) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about Brady (NYSE:BRC) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brady earned a news sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.0197887984747 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Brady from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, March 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Brady has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.50.

NYSE:BRC opened at $37.57 on Friday. Brady has a twelve month low of $37.45 and a twelve month high of $37.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10, a quick ratio of 1.75 and a current ratio of 2.41.

Brady (NYSE:BRC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The industrial products company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.04. Brady had a return on equity of 14.10% and a net margin of 6.82%. The firm had revenue of $287.78 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $277.17 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.40 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Brady will post 1.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 9th were issued a $0.2075 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, April 6th. This represents a $0.83 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.21%. Brady’s payout ratio is currently 47.43%.

Brady Company Profile

Brady Corporation manufactures and supplies identification solutions (IDS) and workplace safety (WPS) products to identify and protect premises, products, and people in the United States and internationally. The IDS segment offers safety signs, pipe markers, labeling systems, spill control products, and lockout/tagout devices for facility identification and protection; materials and printing systems for product identification, brand protection labeling, work in process labeling, and finished product identification; and hand-held printers, wire markers, sleeves, and tags for wire identification, as well as software and services for safety compliance auditing, procedure writing, and training.

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