Lydall (LDL) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media coverage about Lydall (NYSE:LDL) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lydall earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.7013172221446 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Lydall from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Lydall presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $62.50.

Lydall (NYSE LDL) opened at $49.85 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 1.91 and a current ratio of 2.67. The firm has a market capitalization of $883.65, a P/E ratio of 21.49 and a beta of 1.64. Lydall has a 52 week low of $45.45 and a 52 week high of $63.20.

Lydall (NYSE:LDL) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The auto parts company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.69 by ($0.08). The business had revenue of $180.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $172.21 million. Lydall had a return on equity of 15.22% and a net margin of 6.00%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Lydall will post 2.76 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director S Carl Soderstrom, Jr. sold 1,588 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $87,340.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 20,121 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,106,655. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Dale G. Barnhart sold 12,685 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.90, for a total value of $683,721.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 35,701 shares of company stock valued at $1,959,897. Corporate insiders own 5.02% of the company’s stock.

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Lydall Company Profile

Lydall, Inc designs and manufactures specialty engineered filtration media, industrial thermal insulating solutions, automotive thermal and acoustical barriers for filtration/separation and thermal/acoustical applications. The Company’s segments are Performance Materials, Technical Nonwovens, Thermal/Acoustical Metals and Thermal/Acoustical Fibers.

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