Neutral Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Powell Industries (POWL) Share Price

News headlines about Powell Industries (NASDAQ:POWL) have trended neutral on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Powell Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Powell Industries stock traded up $0.04 on Friday, reaching $28.99. 22,279 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 39,821. Powell Industries has a 52 week low of $22.55 and a 52 week high of $41.42.

Powell Industries (NASDAQ:POWL) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, December 11th. The industrial products company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by ($0.02). Powell Industries had a negative net margin of 1.59% and a negative return on equity of 2.14%. The company had revenue of $134.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $128.90 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.42) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 42.0% on a year-over-year basis.

POWL has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Powell Industries from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 25th. Sidoti raised shares of Powell Industries from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 28th.

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About Powell Industries

Powell Industries, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and services custom-engineered equipment and systems for the distribution, control, and monitoring of electrical energy. The company's principal products include integrated power control room substations, custom-engineered modules, electrical houses, medium-voltage circuit breakers, monitoring and control communications systems, motor control centers, and bus duct systems, as well as traditional and arc-resistant distribution switchgears and control gears.

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