News stories about Emcor Group (NYSE:EME) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Emcor Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.9279017990425 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on EME. Zacks Investment Research cut Emcor Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Emcor Group in a report on Friday, November 17th. ValuEngine cut Emcor Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 price objective (up from $75.00) on shares of Emcor Group in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Emcor Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $88.50.

Shares of Emcor Group (NYSE:EME) traded down $1.52 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $79.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 277,981 shares, compared to its average volume of 289,216. The company has a market capitalization of $4,690.00, a PE ratio of 22.03, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 0.96. Emcor Group has a 12 month low of $59.76 and a 12 month high of $85.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a current ratio of 1.44.

Emcor Group announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Thursday, October 26th that allows the company to repurchase $100.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization allows the construction company to purchase up to 2.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 16th were paid a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, January 12th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.40%. Emcor Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 8.84%.

In other news, Director William P. Reid sold 4,647 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.90, for a total value of $385,236.30. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

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Emcor Group Company Profile

EMCOR Group, Inc is an electrical and mechanical construction, and facilities services firm in the United States. The Company provides building services and industrial services. Its segments are United States electrical construction and facilities services; United States mechanical construction and facilities services; United States building services; United States industrial services, and United Kingdom building services.

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