Media stories about Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE:LXFR) have trended somewhat negative on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Luxfer Holdings PLC earned a news sentiment score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on LXFR. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Luxfer Holdings PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Luxfer Holdings PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Luxfer Holdings PLC from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 17th.

Shares of Luxfer Holdings PLC (LXFR) traded down 1.95% on Tuesday, reaching $12.09. The company had a trading volume of 188,027 shares. Luxfer Holdings PLC has a 12 month low of $9.28 and a 12 month high of $13.49. The firm has a market capitalization of $319.16 million, a PE ratio of 16.14 and a beta of 0.82. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $12.71 and its 200 day moving average is $11.98.

Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE:LXFR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The industrial products company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.07. Luxfer Holdings PLC had a return on equity of 17.93% and a net margin of 6.38%. The company had revenue of $103.40 million for the quarter. On average, equities research analysts expect that Luxfer Holdings PLC will post $1.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 14th were paid a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, July 12th. This is a boost from Luxfer Holdings PLC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.14%. Luxfer Holdings PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 82.76%.

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About Luxfer Holdings PLC

Luxfer Holdings PLC is a holding company. The Company is a materials technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and supply of materials, components and gas-containment devices for healthcare, environmental, protection and specialty end-markets. It operates through two divisions: Elektron and Gas Cylinders.

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