Headlines about Ennis (NYSE:EBF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ennis earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.6204667251832 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
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Ennis (EBF) Issues Earnings Results (americanbankingnews.com) Ennis beats by $0.07, beats on revenue (seekingalpha.com) Ennis up 4% post Q1 results (seekingalpha.com) Ennis, Inc. Reports Results for the First Quarter Ended May 31, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com) Ennis: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Ennis traded down $0.05, hitting $20.20, during trading on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat.com. The company had a trading volume of 117,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 79,358. The firm has a market cap of $489.94 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.66 and a beta of 0.69. Ennis has a fifty-two week low of $17.65 and a fifty-two week high of $21.50. The company has a quick ratio of 4.63, a current ratio of 5.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11.
Ennis (NYSE:EBF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, June 25th. The industrial products company reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $93.41 million for the quarter. Ennis had a net margin of 8.89% and a return on equity of 12.73%. equities research analysts anticipate that Ennis will post 1.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, July 6th will be given a dividend of $0.225 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 5th. This is a positive change from Ennis’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.46%. Ennis’s payout ratio is presently 62.02%.
Separately, Buckingham Research began coverage on shares of Ennis in a research report on Monday, June 18th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $20.00 target price on the stock.
Ennis, Inc designs, manufactures, and sells business forms and other business products in the United States. The company offers snap sets, continuous forms, laser cut sheets, tags, labels, envelopes, integrated products, jumbo rolls, and pressure sensitive products under the Ennis, Royal Business Forms, Block Graphics, Specialized Printed Forms, 360 Custom Labels, ColorWorx, Enfusion, Uncompromised Check Solutions, VersaSeal, Ad Concepts, FormSource Limited, Star Award Ribbon Company, Witt Printing, B&D Litho, Genforms, PrintGraphics, Calibrated Forms, PrintXcel, Printegra, Curtis Business Forms, Falcon Business Forms, Forms Manufacturers, Mutual Graphics, TRI-C Business Forms, Major Business Systems, Independent Printing, Hoosier Data Forms, and Hayes Graphics brand names.