Press coverage about Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a division of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Schweitzer-Mauduit International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) traded down 0.58% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $37.61. 235,949 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Schweitzer-Mauduit International has a 1-year low of $33.39 and a 1-year high of $47.01. The company has a market capitalization of $1.15 billion, a PE ratio of 15.29 and a beta of 1.17. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $38.81 and its 200-day moving average price is $42.01.
Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.03. Schweitzer-Mauduit International had a return on equity of 18.44% and a net margin of 8.78%. The business had revenue of $233.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $220.20 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.80 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Schweitzer-Mauduit International will post $3.16 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 23rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 26th will be given a dividend of $0.42 per share. This is an increase from Schweitzer-Mauduit International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 24th. Schweitzer-Mauduit International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 68.29%.
In other Schweitzer-Mauduit International news, Director Jeffrey Keenan acquired 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $37.85 per share, with a total value of $75,700.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 19,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $719,150. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.84% of the company’s stock.
Schweitzer-Mauduit International Company Profile
Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc (SWM) is a diversified producer of engineered solutions and materials for a variety of industries. The Company has two operating product line segments: Engineered Papers, and Advanced Materials and Structures. As of December 31, 2016, the Company conducted business in over 90 countries and operate 18 production locations across the world, with facilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Russia, Brazil, China and Poland.
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