CSS Industries (CSS) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media headlines about CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CSS Industries earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.1731869503194 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. DA Davidson assumed coverage on CSS Industries in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $31.50 price objective for the company. TheStreet raised CSS Industries from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th.

CSS Industries (CSS) opened at $28.09 on Friday. CSS Industries has a 52 week low of $23.16 and a 52 week high of $30.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $258.50, a PE ratio of 12.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 1.01.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st were paid a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.85%. CSS Industries’s payout ratio is 35.24%.

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About CSS Industries

CSS Industries, Inc is a consumer products company, which is engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of non-durable all occasion and seasonal social expression products, principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. The Company’s occasion and seasonal products include classroom exchange Valentines, infant products, journals, buttons, gift wrap, floral accessories, craft and educational products, Easter egg dyes and novelties, memory books, scrapbooks, stickers, stationery and other items.

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