Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Brady (BRC) Share Price

News headlines about Brady (NYSE:BRC) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brady earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.708134153756 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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Several research firms recently commented on BRC. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brady from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday. Bank of America upgraded Brady from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.50.

Brady stock opened at $37.15 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,923.48, a P/E ratio of 21.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 1.12. Brady has a 52 week low of $31.70 and a 52 week high of $40.25. The company has a quick ratio of 1.75, a current ratio of 2.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10.

Brady (NYSE:BRC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The industrial products company reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $287.78 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $277.17 million. Brady had a return on equity of 14.10% and a net margin of 6.82%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.40 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Brady will post 1.97 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.2075 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 6th. This represents a $0.83 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.23%. Brady’s dividend payout ratio is presently 47.43%.

In other Brady news, VP Bentley Curran sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.00, for a total transaction of $780,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 52,597 shares in the company, valued at $2,051,283. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 15.60% of the company’s stock.

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Brady Company Profile

Brady Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of identification solutions and workplace safety products that identify and protect premises, products and people. The Company has two segments: Identification Solutions (IDS) and Workplace Safety (WPS). The IDS segment includes identification and healthcare products, and the WPS segment includes workplace safety and compliance products.

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