Icahn Enterprises (IEP) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

Press coverage about Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Icahn Enterprises earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the conglomerate an impact score of 47.3530997818367 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Icahn Enterprises stock opened at $57.04 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 3.98, a quick ratio of 3.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98. The firm has a market capitalization of $9,923.38, a P/E ratio of 3.90 and a beta of 1.54. Icahn Enterprises has a twelve month low of $47.06 and a twelve month high of $62.79.

Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The conglomerate reported $1.72 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $1.16. The business had revenue of $4.73 billion for the quarter. Icahn Enterprises had a net margin of 10.98% and a return on equity of 23.08%.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 12th will be given a dividend of $1.75 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 9th. This represents a $7.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 12.27%. This is a boost from Icahn Enterprises’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.50. Icahn Enterprises’s dividend payout ratio is 47.81%.

IEP has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Icahn Enterprises from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. UBS reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective (up previously from $42.00) on shares of Icahn Enterprises in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.00.

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About Icahn Enterprises

Icahn Enterprises L.P. (Icahn Enterprises) is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Automotive, Energy, Metals, Railcar, Gaming, Food Packaging, Mining, Real Estate and Home Fashion. The Company’s Investment segment includes various private investment funds. The Company operates its Automotive segment through its ownership in Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation and IEH Auto Parts Holding LLC.

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