Headlines about Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Federal Signal earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the conglomerate an impact score of 46.1149806629787 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on FSS shares. ValuEngine lowered Federal Signal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Federal Signal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.00.

Shares of Federal Signal (FSS) traded up $0.31 during trading on Friday, reaching $19.09. The company had a trading volume of 314,776 shares, compared to its average volume of 293,421. Federal Signal has a 1-year low of $13.07 and a 1-year high of $23.64. The firm has a market cap of $1,126.50, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.15 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 1.23 and a current ratio of 2.37.

In related news, Director Brenda Reichelderfer sold 45,721 shares of Federal Signal stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.76, for a total value of $949,167.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director James E. Goodwin sold 10,000 shares of Federal Signal stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.67, for a total value of $206,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 122,929 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,540,942.43. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 65,000 shares of company stock worth $1,348,940. 4.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Federal Signal

Federal Signal Corporation designs, manufactures and supplies a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. The Company’s segments include the Environmental Solutions Group and the Safety and Security Systems Group. Its Environmental Solutions Group manufactures and supplies a range of street sweeper vehicles, sewer cleaner and vacuum loader trucks, hydro-excavation trucks and waterblasting equipment.

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