Raven Industries (RAVN) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.15

Media headlines about Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Raven Industries earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the conglomerate an impact score of 46.903867401844 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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Shares of NASDAQ RAVN opened at $35.80 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1,245.73, a P/E ratio of 31.40, a PEG ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 1.49. Raven Industries has a 1-year low of $26.70 and a 1-year high of $40.85.

Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 6th. The conglomerate reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $95.82 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $97.22 million. Raven Industries had a return on equity of 15.29% and a net margin of 10.87%. research analysts anticipate that Raven Industries will post 1.58 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 13th will be paid a $0.13 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 12th. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.45%. Raven Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 45.61%.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Dougherty & Co raised Raven Industries from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 8th. SunTrust Banks raised Raven Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Raven Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, December 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $35.75.

In related news, Director Rick Parod purchased 3,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 21st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $35.92 per share, with a total value of $114,944.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 3,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $114,944. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 1.80% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Raven Industries Company Profile

Raven Industries, Inc is a diversified technology company providing a range of products to customers within the industrial, agricultural, energy, construction and defense markets. The Company operates through three segments: Applied Technology Division (Applied Technology), Engineered Films Division (Engineered Films) and Aerostar Division (Aerostar).

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