Ituran (ITRN) Receives Media Impact Rating of -0.02

Press coverage about Ituran (NASDAQ:ITRN) has trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ituran earned a media sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.6061091639829 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ituran from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 30th. BidaskClub raised shares of Ituran from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th.

ITRN stock traded down $0.05 during trading on Thursday, reaching $32.20. The company had a trading volume of 4,224 shares, compared to its average volume of 55,462. Ituran has a 52 week low of $28.50 and a 52 week high of $38.00. The company has a market cap of $670.98, a P/E ratio of 15.41 and a beta of 0.83.

Ituran (NASDAQ:ITRN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The industrial products company reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Ituran had a net margin of 18.36% and a return on equity of 34.76%. The company had revenue of $61.29 million during the quarter. equities research analysts anticipate that Ituran will post 2.47 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 11th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 27th were paid a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.98%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, March 26th. Ituran’s payout ratio is currently 45.93%.

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About Ituran

Ituran Location and Control Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides location-based services and wireless communications products in Israel, Brazil, Argentina, and the United States. The company's Location-Based Services segment provides stolen vehicle recovery and tracking services, which enable to locate, track, and recover stolen vehicles for its subscribers; fleet management services that enable corporate and individual customers to track and manage their vehicles in real time; and personal locator services that allow customers to protect valuable merchandise and equipment.

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