News stories about Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Multi-Color earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.0859981337459 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on LABL shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Multi-Color from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of Multi-Color in a report on Friday, November 10th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $88.00 price objective on shares of Multi-Color in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “sell” rating and set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Multi-Color in a report on Friday, August 25th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $82.75.

Multi-Color (NASDAQ LABL) opened at $74.20 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.48, a current ratio of 1.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. Multi-Color has a 1-year low of $63.05 and a 1-year high of $88.25. The stock has a market cap of $1,550.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.07 and a beta of 0.73.

Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The business services provider reported $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.11 by ($0.05). Multi-Color had a return on equity of 15.52% and a net margin of 6.10%. The firm had revenue of $256.03 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $246.61 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.99 earnings per share. Multi-Color’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Multi-Color will post 3.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were issued a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. Multi-Color’s dividend payout ratio is currently 5.90%.

In other Multi-Color news, Chairman Nigel A. Vinecombe sold 3,081 shares of Multi-Color stock in a transaction on Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.15, for a total value of $253,104.15. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 54,309 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,461,484.35. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Michael Julian Henry purchased 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $71.03 per share, for a total transaction of $71,030.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold 38,846 shares of company stock worth $3,188,636 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 19.40% of the company’s stock.

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Multi-Color Company Profile

Multi-Color Corporation (Multi-Color) is engaged in label solutions business, supporting brands, including producers of home and personal care, wine and spirit, food and beverage, healthcare and specialty consumer products. The Company serves international brand owners in North, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and China and Southeast Asia with a range of label technologies in Pressure Sensitive, Glue-Applied (Cut and Stack), In-Mold, Shrink Sleeve and Heat Transfer.

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