Griffon (GFF) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.22

Headlines about Griffon (NYSE:GFF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Griffon earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the conglomerate an impact score of 46.4465177517828 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of NYSE:GFF opened at $18.95 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $892.38, a P/E ratio of 25.41 and a beta of 1.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.85, a quick ratio of 2.06 and a current ratio of 2.92. Griffon has a fifty-two week low of $17.45 and a fifty-two week high of $25.15.

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Griffon (NYSE:GFF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The conglomerate reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by ($0.08). The firm had revenue of $437.30 million during the quarter. Griffon had a net margin of 1.83% and a return on equity of 7.94%.

The company also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 29th will be given a $1.00 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.43%.

Separately, Sidoti initiated coverage on shares of Griffon in a research report on Friday, March 9th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock.

In other news, Director Louis J. Grabowsky purchased 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 2nd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $18.33 per share, for a total transaction of $45,825.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 32,594 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $597,448.02. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 26.40% of the company’s stock.

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About Griffon

Griffon Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, engages in home and building, telephonics, and plastic products businesses worldwide. Its Home & Building Products segment manufactures and markets long-handled tools and landscaping products for homeowners and professionals; and residential and commercial garage doors to professional dealers and home center retail chains.

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