Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect L.B. Foster (FSTR) Share Price

Press coverage about L.B. Foster (NASDAQ:FSTR) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. L.B. Foster earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.6858169401244 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

NASDAQ:FSTR traded up $0.65 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $24.65. 20,505 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 43,222. The company has a market capitalization of $245.72, a PE ratio of 27.94 and a beta of 2.26. The company has a quick ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 2.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. L.B. Foster has a 1 year low of $12.50 and a 1 year high of $30.30.

L.B. Foster (NASDAQ:FSTR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The basic materials company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $141.32 million for the quarter. L.B. Foster had a return on equity of 6.37% and a net margin of 0.77%.

FSTR has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded L.B. Foster from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. ValuEngine upgraded L.B. Foster from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded L.B. Foster from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th.

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About L.B. Foster

L.B. Foster Company manufactures and distributes products and services for the transportation and energy infrastructure worldwide. Its Rail Products and Services segment offers new rail for passenger and shortline freight railroads, industrial companies, and rail contractors; used rail; rail accessories, such as track spikes, bolts, angle bars, and other products; power rail, direct fixation fasteners, coverboards, and special accessories; and trackwork products, as well as engineers and fabricates insulated rail joints and related accessories.

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