Graham (GHM) Earns Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.19

Media stories about Graham (NYSE:GHM) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Graham earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.9661650185469 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

GHM has been the subject of several research reports. TheStreet raised Graham from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, May 31st. ValuEngine upgraded Graham from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd.

Graham stock traded down $0.29 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $25.10. 27,700 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 35,758. Graham has a 12 month low of $17.97 and a 12 month high of $27.50. The firm has a market cap of $250.45 million, a PE ratio of 134.90 and a beta of 0.83.

Graham (NYSE:GHM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 31st. The industrial products company reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.06. Graham had a positive return on equity of 1.65% and a negative net margin of 12.70%. The firm had revenue of $22.18 million for the quarter. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.18 EPS.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 27th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.09 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 12th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.43%.

In other Graham news, VP Alan E. Smith sold 6,689 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.94, for a total transaction of $173,512.66. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 3.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About Graham

Graham Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells vacuum and heat transfer equipment for the chemical, defense, petrochemical, petroleum refining, electric power generation, and other industries worldwide. It offers heat transfer equipment, including surface condensers, heliflows, water heaters, and various types of heat exchangers; and vacuum equipment consisting of steam jet ejector vacuum systems and liquid ring vacuum pumps.

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