Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact L.B. Foster (FSTR) Stock Price

Media coverage about L.B. Foster (NASDAQ:FSTR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. L.B. Foster earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.6503231709402 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

L.B. Foster (NASDAQ FSTR) traded up $0.05 on Monday, reaching $25.90. 19,200 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 34,278. The firm has a market cap of $267.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.19 and a beta of 2.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a current ratio of 2.10. L.B. Foster has a 1-year low of $11.80 and a 1-year high of $27.50.

L.B. Foster (NASDAQ:FSTR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The basic materials company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter. L.B. Foster had a negative net margin of 7.38% and a negative return on equity of 27.11%. The company had revenue of $131.49 million during the quarter.

Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of L.B. Foster from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th.

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L.B. Foster Company Profile

L.B. Foster Company is a manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of products and services for the rail, construction, energy and utility markets. The Company’s segments include Rail Products and Services, Construction Products, and Tubular and Energy Services. Its Rail Products segment provides a range of new and used rail, trackwork and accessories to railroads, mines and industry.

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