News articles about Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND) have been trending positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Essendant earned a media sentiment score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.4840993227346 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Essendant (ESND) opened at $8.48 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.04, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89. The company has a market cap of $321.58, a P/E ratio of -1.16 and a beta of 1.11. Essendant has a twelve month low of $8.05 and a twelve month high of $22.52.
Separately, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Essendant from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.50.
Essendant Inc (Essendant) is a wholesale distributor of workplace items. The Company’s product portfolio includes Janitorial, Foodservice and Breakroom Supplies (JanSan), Technology Products, Traditional Office Products, Industrial Supplies, Cut Sheet Paper Products, Automotive Products and Office Furniture.
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