Press coverage about Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Entegris earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.5459147573005 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $29.00 price objective on shares of Entegris in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Loop Capital began coverage on Entegris in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. They set a “buy” rating and a $35.00 target price on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded Entegris from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Dougherty & Co increased their target price on Entegris from $33.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Entegris from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Entegris currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.10.

Entegris (ENTG) traded up $1.25 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $30.40. The stock had a trading volume of 1,050,880 shares, compared to its average volume of 864,514. The company has a current ratio of 3.14, a quick ratio of 2.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. Entegris has a fifty-two week low of $17.65 and a fifty-two week high of $33.05. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,114.64, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.91, a P/E/G ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 1.52.

Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.06. Entegris had a return on equity of 18.82% and a net margin of 10.73%. The business had revenue of $345.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $334.30 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.24 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Entegris will post 1.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st were paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, October 31st. Entegris’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 7.22%.

In other Entegris news, SVP Stuart Tison sold 3,814 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.00, for a total transaction of $118,234.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 81,943 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,540,233. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Corey Rucci sold 3,528 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.68, for a total value of $115,295.04. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 22,436 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $733,208.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 13,296 shares of company stock valued at $425,962. 1.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Entegris Company Profile

Entegris, Inc is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Advanced Materials Handling (AMH) and Microcontamination Control (MC).

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