News articles about Ennis (NYSE:EBF) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ennis earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.785204098381 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Ennis (EBF) traded down 0.76% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $19.65. 83,523 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Ennis has a 52 week low of $14.40 and a 52 week high of $19.85. The company has a 50 day moving average of $18.98 and a 200-day moving average of $17.61. The company has a market capitalization of $499.44 million, a PE ratio of 19.06 and a beta of 0.78.

Ennis (NYSE:EBF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, September 25th. The industrial products company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.04. Ennis had a net margin of 7.73% and a return on equity of 12.20%. The firm had revenue of $94.89 million for the quarter. Equities research analysts predict that Ennis will post $1.15 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 13th will be given a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.07%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 12th. Ennis’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 72.07%.

Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of Ennis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd.

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In related news, Director Kenneth G. Pritchett sold 2,916 shares of Ennis stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.86, for a total value of $54,995.76. Following the transaction, the director now owns 60,964 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,149,781.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 4.04% of the company’s stock.

About Ennis

Ennis, Inc and its subsidiaries are engaged in the production and sale of printed business products, business forms and other business products. The Company operates through Print segment, which is engaged in printing, manufacturing and selling a range of business forms and other business products to distributors located throughout the United States primarily through independent dealers.

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