Media headlines about WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. WD-40 earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.1265044196683 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on WDFC shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered WD-40 from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. BidaskClub upgraded WD-40 from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. FBR & Co restated a “neutral” rating and set a $122.00 price objective (up previously from $115.00) on shares of WD-40 in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of WD-40 in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $117.25.

WD-40 (WDFC) opened at $119.00 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.98, a quick ratio of 2.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96. WD-40 has a 1-year low of $100.60 and a 1-year high of $120.00. The company has a market capitalization of $1,660.00, a P/E ratio of 31.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.05 and a beta of 0.65.

WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.04. WD-40 had a return on equity of 39.82% and a net margin of 13.91%. The company had revenue of $96.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $106.01 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.99 EPS. WD-40’s quarterly revenue was down .6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that WD-40 will post 3.85 earnings per share for the current year.

In other WD-40 news, VP Jay Rembolt sold 676 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $112.60, for a total transaction of $76,117.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 3.62% of the company’s stock.

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About WD-40

WD-40 Company is a global company engaged in developing and selling products, which solve problems in workshops, factories and homes. The Company’s segments include the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific. The Company’s Americas segment includes the United States, Canada and Latin America.

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