News headlines about NewMarket (NYSE:NEU) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. 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. NewMarket earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 47.0216686645888 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

NewMarket (NYSE NEU) traded up $2.64 during trading on Thursday, reaching $392.77. 32,337 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 34,358. The company has a quick ratio of 1.50, a current ratio of 2.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97. The company has a market cap of $4,682.57, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.18 and a beta of 0.80. NewMarket has a twelve month low of $382.04 and a twelve month high of $483.86.

NewMarket (NYSE:NEU) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty chemicals company reported $5.04 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $5.70 by ($0.66). The firm had revenue of $584.41 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $546.40 million. NewMarket had a return on equity of 41.70% and a net margin of 10.85%. The business’s revenue was up 13.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $6.00 EPS.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a $1.75 dividend. This represents a $7.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. NewMarket’s payout ratio is 35.75%.

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NewMarket Company Profile

NewMarket Corporation is a holding company. The Company is the parent company of Afton Chemical Corporation (Afton), Ethyl Corporation (Ethyl), NewMarket Services Corporation (NewMarket Services), and NewMarket Development Corporation (NewMarket Development). The Company operates through petroleum additives segment, which is primarily represented by Afton.

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