CSS Industries (CSS) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Press coverage about CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. 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 media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 47.5318431957119 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

NYSE:CSS traded down $0.05 on Wednesday, hitting $17.86. 41,283 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 60,397. The stock has a market capitalization of $163.15, a P/E ratio of 12.65, a P/E/G ratio of 2.65 and a beta of 1.15. CSS Industries has a 52 week low of $17.13 and a 52 week high of $30.29.

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CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The specialty retailer reported $1.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $130.64 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $134.50 million. CSS Industries had a positive return on equity of 4.51% and a negative net margin of 0.96%. sell-side analysts expect that CSS Industries will post 1.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have weighed in on CSS. Zacks Investment Research raised CSS Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. DA Davidson cut CSS Industries from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, TheStreet cut CSS Industries from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, February 15th.

In related news, Director Rebecca C. Matthias purchased 20,100 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $20.95 per share, with a total value of $421,095.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 3.90% of the company’s stock.

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CSS Industries Company Profile

CSS Industries, Inc, a consumer products company, designs, manufactures, procures, distributes, and sells seasonal, celebrations, and craft social expression products principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. Its craft and celebrations consumer products include craft ribbon and buttons, sewing patterns, infant products, journals, all occasion boxed greeting cards, gift card holders, gift bags, gift wrap, floral accessories, memory books, scrapbooks, stationery, stickers, and other gift and craft items.

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