Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact CSS Industries (CSS) Stock Price

News headlines about CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CSS Industries earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 47.2550608643739 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of research firms recently issued reports on CSS. Zacks Investment Research raised CSS Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. DA Davidson lowered CSS Industries from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, TheStreet lowered CSS Industries from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, February 15th.

NYSE:CSS traded down $0.15 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $17.53. 18,821 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 61,102. The firm has a market cap of $163.15, a P/E ratio of 12.44, a PEG ratio of 2.65 and a beta of 1.15. CSS Industries has a 1-year low of $17.13 and a 1-year high of $30.29.

CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The specialty retailer reported $1.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.37 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $130.64 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $134.50 million. CSS Industries had a positive return on equity of 4.51% and a negative net margin of 0.96%. equities analysts anticipate that CSS Industries will post 1.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st were paid a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.56%. CSS Industries’s dividend payout ratio is currently 56.74%.

In related news, Director Rebecca C. Matthias purchased 20,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $20.95 per share, with a total value of $421,095.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 3.90% of the company’s stock.

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About CSS Industries

CSS Industries, Inc, a consumer products company, designs, manufactures, procures, distributes, and sells seasonal, celebrations, and craft social expression products principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. Its craft and celebrations consumer products include craft ribbon and buttons, sewing patterns, infant products, journals, all occasion boxed greeting cards, gift card holders, gift bags, gift wrap, floral accessories, memory books, scrapbooks, stationery, stickers, and other gift and craft items.

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