Media headlines about Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group 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 negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Schweitzer-Mauduit International earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.7437137547275 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) traded up 0.35% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $37.55. The stock had a trading volume of 102,640 shares. Schweitzer-Mauduit International has a 52 week low of $35.31 and a 52 week high of $47.01. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.12 and a beta of 1.19. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $38.17 and a 200-day moving average of $39.80.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.08. Schweitzer-Mauduit International had a net margin of 8.00% and a return on equity of 18.00%. The business had revenue of $255.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $243.50 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.93 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Schweitzer-Mauduit International will post $3.15 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 25th will be issued a dividend of $0.42 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 23rd. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.47%. Schweitzer-Mauduit International’s payout ratio is 72.10%.

In other Schweitzer-Mauduit International news, Director Jeffrey Keenan bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $38.64 per share, with a total value of $386,400.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 25,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $966,000. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Insiders own 1.84% of the company’s stock.

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Schweitzer-Mauduit International Company Profile

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc (SWM) is a diversified producer of engineered solutions and materials for a variety of industries. The Company has two operating product line segments: Engineered Papers, and Advanced Materials and Structures. As of December 31, 2016, the Company conducted business in over 90 countries and operate 18 production locations across the world, with facilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Russia, Brazil, China and Poland.

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