Armstrong World Industries (AWI) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.08

Media coverage about Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news 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. Armstrong World Industries earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.9710183095551 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) traded down $0.65 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $62.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 485,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 411,711. The firm has a market cap of $3,321.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 1.78. The company has a current ratio of 1.98, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.25. Armstrong World Industries has a 12-month low of $38.45 and a 12-month high of $64.60.

Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The construction company reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.92 by ($0.06). The firm had revenue of $351.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $357.29 million. Armstrong World Industries had a return on equity of 46.62% and a net margin of 11.44%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.99 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Armstrong World Industries will post 2.85 earnings per share for the current year.

Armstrong World Industries declared that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Monday, October 30th that permits the company to repurchase $250.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the construction company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of analysts recently commented on AWI shares. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Armstrong World Industries in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Jefferies Group started coverage on Armstrong World Industries in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. They set a “hold” rating and a $62.00 price objective on the stock. Citigroup increased their price objective on Armstrong World Industries from $52.00 to $58.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Armstrong World Industries in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Armstrong World Industries in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $56.00.

In other news, SVP Ellen R. Romano sold 33,087 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.68, for a total value of $1,809,197.16. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 14,769 shares in the company, valued at approximately $807,568.92. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Armstrong World Industries

Armstrong World Industries, Inc (AWI) is a global producer of ceiling systems. The Company owns and operates the Building Products (Ceilings) segment. The Company designs, manufactures and sells ceiling systems (primarily mineral fiber, fiberglass wool and metal) around the world. Its products are used in commercial and institutional buildings.

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