Press coverage about AZZ (NYSE:AZZ) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AZZ earned a daily sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 44.2573216285075 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AZZ from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th.
AZZ (NYSE AZZ) opened at $42.95 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 2.57 and a quick ratio of 1.43. AZZ has a 12-month low of $40.00 and a 12-month high of $61.55. The stock has a market cap of $1,089.08, a P/E ratio of 21.80 and a beta of 1.36.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 20th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 6th were given a $0.17 dividend. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.58%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, February 5th. AZZ’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 34.52%.
AZZ Company Profile
AZZ Inc is a provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, refining and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Energy segment and Galvanizing segment. Its Energy segment provides products and services designed to support industrial, nuclear and electrical applications.