Media coverage about Ennis (NYSE:EBF) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ennis earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.6556244694257 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Separately, BidaskClub upgraded Ennis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd.
Shares of Ennis (EBF) traded down 0.26% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $19.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 17,393 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $482.92 million, a PE ratio of 18.43 and a beta of 0.78. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $19.02 and a 200-day moving average of $17.49. Ennis has a 52 week low of $14.40 and a 52 week high of $19.85.
Ennis (NYSE:EBF) last announced its earnings results on Monday, June 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $94.59 million during the quarter. Ennis had a return on equity of 12.35% and a net margin of 7.32%. Equities research analysts forecast that Ennis will post $1.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director Kenneth G. Pritchett sold 2,916 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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 sale, the director now directly owns 60,964 shares in the company, valued at $1,149,781.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 4.04% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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