RPM International (RPM) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.19

Media headlines about RPM International (NYSE:RPM) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. RPM International earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.5716696656753 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

RPM International (RPM) opened at $51.47 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $6,990.73, a P/E ratio of 19.87, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.45. The company has a quick ratio of 1.42, a current ratio of 2.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17. RPM International has a 1 year low of $46.80 and a 1 year high of $56.69.

RPM International (NYSE:RPM) last released its earnings results on Thursday, January 4th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $1.32 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.26 billion. RPM International had a net margin of 6.80% and a return on equity of 25.05%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.52 earnings per share. research analysts predict that RPM International will post 3.02 EPS for the current year.

RPM has been the topic of several recent research reports. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $51.00 price objective on shares of RPM International in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. TheStreet raised shares of RPM International from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of RPM International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Finally, Vertical Research raised shares of RPM International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. RPM International presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $56.80.

In other news, SVP Edward W. Moore sold 2,578 shares of RPM International stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.79, for a total value of $138,670.62. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 98,417 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,293,850.43. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Frank C. Sullivan sold 35,000 shares of RPM International stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.38, for a total transaction of $1,833,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,188,489 shares in the company, valued at $62,253,053.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

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About RPM International

RPM International Inc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets and sells various specialty chemical product lines, including specialty paints, protective coatings, roofing systems, sealants and adhesives, focusing on the maintenance of industrial, specialty and consumer markets. The Company operates through three segments: the industrial reportable segment (industrial segment), the specialty reportable segment (specialty segment) and the consumer reportable segment (consumer segment).

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