Powell Industries (NASDAQ:POWL) Earns Daily News Sentiment Rating of -3.89

Media coverage about Powell Industries (NASDAQ:POWL) has trended very negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Powell Industries earned a coverage optimism score of -3.89 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Powell Industries stock opened at $39.26 on Tuesday. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $38.76 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $37.10. Powell Industries has a 52-week low of $22.55 and a 52-week high of $40.96. The firm has a market capitalization of $456.60 million, a P/E ratio of 83.99 and a beta of 1.18.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 19th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.65%.

A number of research analysts recently commented on POWL shares. BidaskClub upgraded Powell Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 1st. TheStreet upgraded Powell Industries from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, November 4th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Powell Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Powell Industries presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.00.

About Powell Industries

Powell Industries, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and services custom-engineered equipment and systems for the distribution, control, and monitoring of electrical energy. The company's principal products include integrated power control room substations, custom-engineered modules, electrical houses, medium-voltage circuit breakers, monitoring and control communications systems, motor control centers, and bus duct systems, as well as traditional and arc-resistant distribution switchgears and control gears.

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