Somewhat Negative Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Griffon (GFF) Stock Price

Media headlines about Griffon (NYSE:GFF) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Griffon earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the conglomerate an impact score of 46.2228220232593 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Griffon (GFF) opened at $20.00 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 2.96, a quick ratio of 2.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.43. Griffon has a 12-month low of $17.65 and a 12-month high of $26.40. The company has a market capitalization of $976.97, a price-to-earnings ratio of 47.62 and a beta of 1.43.

Griffon (NYSE:GFF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 16th. The conglomerate reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.01. Griffon had a return on equity of 9.60% and a net margin of 0.80%. The company had revenue of $430.80 million for the quarter. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.27 earnings per share.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 21st. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 29th were given a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 28th. This is a boost from Griffon’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.40%. Griffon’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 66.67%.

In other Griffon news, Director Louis J. Grabowsky acquired 11,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $23.30 per share, with a total value of $256,300.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 24.80% of the company’s stock.

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Griffon Company Profile

Griffon Corporation is a management and holding company that conducts business through its subsidiaries. The Company operates through three segments: Home & Building Products (HBP), Telephonics Corporation (Telephonics) and Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc (PPC). The HBP segment consists of two companies: The AMES Companies, Inc (AMES) and Clopay Building Products Company, Inc (CBP).

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