Emerald Expositions Events Inc (NYSE:EEX) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 31st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 14th will be paid a dividend of 0.072 per share on Tuesday, August 28th. This represents a $0.29 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 13th.

Emerald Expositions Events stock traded up $0.18 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $15.81. 3,303 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 175,309. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 0.63 and a quick ratio of 0.63. Emerald Expositions Events has a 12 month low of $15.55 and a 12 month high of $24.56. The stock has a market cap of $1.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.03, a PEG ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 0.82.

Emerald Expositions Events (NYSE:EEX) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.01. Emerald Expositions Events had a net margin of 29.36% and a return on equity of 12.73%. The company had revenue of $78.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $78.44 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.18 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Emerald Expositions Events will post 1.26 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Emerald Expositions Events from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 30th. ValuEngine cut shares of Emerald Expositions Events from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Emerald Expositions Events from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.

In other news, SVP Lori Jenks sold 6,667 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.31, for a total value of $135,406.77. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP David Gosling sold 13,906 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.00, for a total transaction of $292,026.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 22,589 shares of company stock worth $470,393 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 5.30% of the company’s stock.

About Emerald Expositions Events

Emerald Expositions Events, Inc operates business-to-business (B2B) trade shows in the United States. The company operates trade shows in various industry sectors, including gift, home and general merchandise; sports; design and construction; technology; jewelry; and others comprising photography, food, healthcare, industrials, and military.

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