Enersys (ENS) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.30

Media headlines about Enersys (NYSE:ENS) have been trending positive recently, AlphaOne reports. The research firm, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enersys earned a news sentiment score of 0.30 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 73 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Enersys (NYSE:ENS)

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $95.00 target price on Enersys and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Enersys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 7th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Enersys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $84.33.

Enersys (ENS) traded down 0.64% on Monday, hitting $76.44. The stock had a trading volume of 190,529 shares. The stock has a market cap of $3.33 billion, a PE ratio of 21.00 and a beta of 1.65. Enersys has a 12 month low of $55.73 and a 12 month high of $84.74. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $80.14 and its 200-day moving average price is $78.93.

Enersys (NYSE:ENS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 30th. The industrial products company reported $1.28 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.28. Enersys had a net margin of 6.77% and a return on equity of 19.57%. On average, analysts forecast that Enersys will post $4.96 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 30th. Investors of record on Friday, June 16th will be issued a $0.175 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 14th. This represents a $0.70 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.92%. Enersys’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 19.23%.

In related news, VP Kerry M. Kane sold 4,413 shares of Enersys stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.16, for a total value of $362,572.08. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 17,210 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,413,973.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Holger P. Aschke sold 3,000 shares of Enersys stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.00, for a total transaction of $243,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 28,928 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,343,168. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 7,676 shares of company stock valued at $627,462 in the last quarter. 1.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Enersys

EnerSys is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries. The Company manufactures, markets and distributes related products, such as chargers, power equipment, outdoor cabinet enclosures and battery accessories, and provides related after-market and customer-support services for industrial batteries.

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