Neenah Paper (NYSE:NP) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, February 13th. Analysts expect Neenah Paper to post earnings of $0.96 per share for the quarter.

Neenah Paper (NYSE NP) opened at $84.85 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,450.00, a P/E ratio of 18.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.51 and a beta of 1.18. Neenah Paper has a 1 year low of $72.35 and a 1 year high of $95.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 1.44 and a current ratio of 2.52.

Neenah Paper declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Wednesday, November 29th that allows the company to buyback $25.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization allows the basic materials company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be given a dividend of $0.41 per share. This is a positive change from Neenah Paper’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.37. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $1.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.93%. Neenah Paper’s payout ratio is 32.53%.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Neenah Paper from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. DA Davidson reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Neenah Paper in a research note on Thursday, November 9th.

In other news, insider John P. O’donnell sold 1,807 shares of Neenah Paper stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.54, for a total transaction of $161,798.78. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 78,773 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,053,334.42. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Larry Newton Brownlee sold 458 shares of Neenah Paper stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.62, for a total value of $40,129.96. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 2,370 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $207,659.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 21,021 shares of company stock valued at $1,913,120 over the last quarter. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Neenah Paper

Neenah, Inc, formerly Neenah Paper, Inc, is a materials company focused in niche markets. The Company has two primary businesses: technical products, and fine paper and packaging. The technical products business is an international producer of transportation, water and other filtration media, digital transfer materials, tape and abrasive backings, labels and other performance-oriented substrates.

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