News articles about Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Raven Industries earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the conglomerate an impact score of 45.9347992404399 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Raven Industries (NASDAQ RAVN) opened at $35.75 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $1,270.00, a PE ratio of 35.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.47 and a beta of 1.48. Raven Industries has a 1 year low of $23.65 and a 1 year high of $38.35.

Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN) last issued its earnings results on Monday, November 20th. The conglomerate reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $101.35 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $84.54 million. Raven Industries had a net margin of 11.84% and a return on equity of 17.69%. equities analysts expect that Raven Industries will post 1.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 12th will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 11th. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.45%. Raven Industries’s dividend payout ratio is presently 50.98%.

Raven Industries declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Monday, December 4th that allows the company to buyback $25.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization allows the conglomerate to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

RAVN has been the subject of several research reports. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $31.00 price target on shares of Raven Industries in a research report on Sunday, October 1st. Dougherty & Co lowered shares of Raven Industries from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Raven Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Raven Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Raven Industries presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.00.

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Raven Industries Company Profile

Raven Industries, Inc is a diversified technology company providing a range of products to customers within the industrial, agricultural, energy, construction and defense markets. The Company operates through three segments: Applied Technology Division (Applied Technology), Engineered Films Division (Engineered Films) and Aerostar Division (Aerostar).

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