Media headlines about Ennis (NYSE:EBF) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ennis earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.5649572542971 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Ennis (NYSE:EBF) traded up 0.25% during trading on Thursday, reaching $20.00. The company had a trading volume of 84,083 shares. Ennis has a 12 month low of $14.40 and a 12 month high of $20.75. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $19.35 and its 200-day moving average price is $18.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $508.34 million, a PE ratio of 19.40 and a beta of 0.75.
Ennis (NYSE:EBF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, September 25th. The industrial products company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $94.89 million during the quarter. Ennis had a return on equity of 12.13% and a net margin of 7.73%. Equities analysts forecast that Ennis will post $1.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.00%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 12th. Ennis’s payout ratio is currently 72.07%.
Separately, BidaskClub raised Ennis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd.
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In other Ennis news, Director Kenneth G. Pritchett sold 2,916 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.86, for a total transaction of $54,995.76. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 60,964 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,149,781.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 4.04% of the company’s stock.
Ennis, Inc and its subsidiaries are engaged in the production and sale of printed business products, business forms and other business products. The Company operates through Print segment, which is engaged in printing, manufacturing and selling a range of business forms and other business products to distributors located throughout the United States primarily through independent dealers.
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