News stories about Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Entegris earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.2169335752708 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Swiss National Bank Has $7.35 Million Position in Entegris Inc (ENTG) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Early Moves to Watch – Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTG) – The Investor Guide (wallstreetnews24.com)
- View the Stunning Tech Stock of Yesterday -Entegris, Inc. (ENTG) – Nasdaq Fortune (press release) (nasdaqfortune.com)
- Analysts’ Recommendations to Consider – Entegris Inc (NASDAQ: ENTG) – Stocks Pen (stockspen.com)
- Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) – What’s Better? – Buy or Sell – Nasdaq Journal (nasdaqjournal.com)
ENTG has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Entegris from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on shares of Entegris in a research report on Friday, December 15th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $37.00 price objective on the stock. Dougherty & Co boosted their price target on shares of Entegris from $36.00 to $37.50 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Citigroup upgraded shares of Entegris from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Loop Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of Entegris in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.77.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 21st. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 31st were given a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, January 30th. Entegris’s dividend payout ratio is currently 23.73%.
In related news, Director Michael A. Bradley sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total transaction of $150,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 65,557 shares in the company, valued at $1,966,710. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Bertrand Loy sold 175,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.48, for a total transaction of $5,859,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 581,012 shares in the company, valued at approximately $19,452,281.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 299,873 shares of company stock worth $10,027,979 in the last quarter. 1.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Entegris, Inc is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Advanced Materials Handling (AMH) and Microcontamination Control (MC).
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