ETS-Lindgren (NYSE:ESE) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about ETS-Lindgren (NYSE:ESE) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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. ETS-Lindgren earned a news impact score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.3009453878984 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

ESE has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ETS-Lindgren from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. ValuEngine raised shares of ETS-Lindgren from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, B. Riley set a $71.00 price objective on shares of ETS-Lindgren and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. ETS-Lindgren has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $69.00.

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NYSE:ESE opened at $58.75 on Friday. ETS-Lindgren has a one year low of $50.30 and a one year high of $66.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a current ratio of 2.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,518.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.52 and a beta of 0.97.

ETS-Lindgren (NYSE:ESE) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.33. ETS-Lindgren had a net margin of 10.89% and a return on equity of 8.20%. The business had revenue of $173.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $168.53 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.47 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that ETS-Lindgren will post 2.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 18th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 3rd were issued a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, April 2nd. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.54%.

In other news, SVP Alyson S. Barclay sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.00, for a total value of $310,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 101,658 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,302,796. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Larry W. Solley sold 4,288 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.90, for a total transaction of $265,427.20. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 24,750 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,532,025. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About ETS-Lindgren

ESCO Technologies Inc, through its subsidiaries, produces and supplies engineered products and systems for utility, industrial, aerospace, and commercial applications worldwide. The company's Filtration segment supplies filtration and fluid control products, including filter elements, manifolds, assemblies, modules, indicators, custom and standard valves, filters, regulators, actuators, and other related components; and elastomeric-based signature reduction solutions.

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