News headlines about United States Lime & Minerals (NASDAQ:USLM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. United States Lime & Minerals earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 46.5488363514186 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of United States Lime & Minerals (NASDAQ:USLM) traded up 0.82% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $79.95. The company had a trading volume of 20,601 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $80.47 and its 200 day moving average is $78.60. United States Lime & Minerals has a 52 week low of $62.32 and a 52 week high of $83.00. The company has a market capitalization of $445.96 million, a P/E ratio of 22.39 and a beta of 1.12.

United States Lime & Minerals (NASDAQ:USLM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The construction company reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter. United States Lime & Minerals had a net margin of 13.68% and a return on equity of 10.92%. The company had revenue of $36.52 million during the quarter. Equities research analysts anticipate that United States Lime & Minerals will post $2.45 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Friday, August 25th will be issued a $0.135 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 23rd. This represents a $0.54 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.68%. United States Lime & Minerals’s payout ratio is currently 15.17%.

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In other United States Lime & Minerals news, VP M Michael Owens sold 442 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.00, for a total transaction of $34,918.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 8,252 shares in the company, valued at approximately $651,908. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Timothy W. Byrne sold 10,845 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.96, for a total transaction of $834,631.20. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 28,895 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,223,759.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.57% of the stock is owned by insiders.

United States Lime & Minerals Company Profile

United States Lime & Minerals, Inc is a manufacturer of lime and limestone products. The Company’s segments include Lime and Limestone operations, and Natural gas interests. The Company, through its Lime and Limestone Operations, is a manufacturer of lime and limestone products, supplying primarily the construction, environmental (including municipal sanitation and water treatment facilities, and flue gas treatment processes), industrial, metals (including steel producers), roof shingle, oil and gas services, and agriculture (including poultry and cattle feed producers) industries.

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