Press coverage about CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. CSS Industries earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.4796571767882 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Separately, TheStreet raised CSS Industries from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 20th.

Shares of CSS Industries (CSS) traded up 2.19% during trading on Monday, hitting $26.59. The stock had a trading volume of 36,508 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $26.57 and its 200-day moving average is $25.84. The stock has a market cap of $241.81 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.82 and a beta of 1.06. CSS Industries has a 12-month low of $23.16 and a 12-month high of $29.18.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. CSS Industries’s payout ratio is 29.52%.

In related news, Director Harry J. Mullany III purchased 1,000 shares of CSS Industries stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $27.92 per share, with a total value of $27,920.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 3.90% of the company’s stock.

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About CSS Industries

CSS Industries, Inc is a consumer products company, which is engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of non-durable all occasion and seasonal social expression products, principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. The Company’s occasion and seasonal products include classroom exchange Valentines, infant products, journals, buttons, gift wrap, floral accessories, craft and educational products, Easter egg dyes and novelties, memory books, scrapbooks, stickers, stationery and other items.

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