Federal Signal (FSS) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.11

Press coverage about Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Federal Signal earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the conglomerate an impact score of 47.2044929065368 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

FSS has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Federal Signal from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, November 6th. ValuEngine downgraded Federal Signal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $22.50.

Federal Signal (FSS) traded down $0.53 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $19.98. The company had a trading volume of 224,171 shares, compared to its average volume of 218,453. Federal Signal has a 12-month low of $13.07 and a 12-month high of $23.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 2.37 and a quick ratio of 1.23. The company has a market capitalization of $1,200.00, a P/E ratio of 27.75 and a beta of 1.27.

Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The conglomerate reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.03. Federal Signal had a return on equity of 11.39% and a net margin of 5.30%. The company had revenue of $249.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $240.30 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.17 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 33.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Federal Signal will post 0.81 EPS for the current year.

In other Federal Signal news, Director Brenda Reichelderfer sold 45,721 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.76, for a total value of $949,167.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Dennis J. Martin sold 45,172 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.90, for a total value of $989,266.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 110,172 shares of company stock worth $2,338,207 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 4.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Federal Signal

Federal Signal Corporation designs, manufactures and supplies a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. The Company’s segments include the Environmental Solutions Group and the Safety and Security Systems Group. Its Environmental Solutions Group manufactures and supplies a range of street sweeper vehicles, sewer cleaner and vacuum loader trucks, hydro-excavation trucks and waterblasting equipment.

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