Media coverage about Matthews International (NASDAQ:MATW) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Matthews International earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.5615687140749 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Matthews International (NASDAQ:MATW) opened at $53.80 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,720.00, a P/E ratio of 15.04 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a current ratio of 2.09, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.12. Matthews International has a twelve month low of $52.70 and a twelve month high of $77.85.

Matthews International (NASDAQ:MATW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.09 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $396.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $389.67 million. Matthews International had a net margin of 4.83% and a return on equity of 15.77%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.08 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Matthews International will post 3.83 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 27th were issued a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.41%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 24th. This is a boost from Matthews International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. Matthews International’s payout ratio is 33.19%.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Matthews International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $92.00 target price on shares of Matthews International in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Matthews International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Matthews International currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $83.50.

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About Matthews International

Matthews International Corporation is a provider of brand solutions, memorialization products and industrial technologies. The Company operates through three segments: SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. The SGK Brand Solutions segment provides brand development, deployment and delivery (consisting of brand management, printing plates and cylinders, pre-media services and imaging services for consumer packaged goods and retail customers, merchandising display systems, and marketing and design services).

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