CSS Industries (CSS) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News headlines about CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CSS Industries earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.4666226955744 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

CSS Industries stock opened at $17.84 on Friday. CSS Industries has a 12-month low of $17.13 and a 12-month high of $30.29. The stock has a market cap of $158.50, a P/E ratio of 12.65, a PEG ratio of 2.57 and a beta of 1.15.

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CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The specialty retailer reported $1.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.15. CSS Industries had a negative net margin of 0.96% and a positive return on equity of 4.51%. The firm had revenue of $130.64 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $134.50 million. analysts predict that CSS Industries will post 1.09 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st were given a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 28th. CSS Industries’s payout ratio is currently 56.74%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. DA Davidson assumed coverage on shares of CSS Industries in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $31.50 target price for the company. TheStreet cut shares of CSS Industries from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CSS Industries from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th.

In other news, Director Rebecca C. Matthias acquired 20,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $20.95 per share, for a total transaction of $421,095.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 3.90% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About CSS Industries

CSS Industries, Inc, a consumer products company, designs, manufactures, procures, distributes, and sells seasonal, celebrations, and craft social expression products principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. Its craft and celebrations consumer products include craft ribbon and buttons, sewing patterns, infant products, journals, all occasion boxed greeting cards, gift card holders, gift bags, gift wrap, floral accessories, memory books, scrapbooks, stationery, stickers, and other gift and craft items.

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