CSS Industries Inc (NYSE:CSS) has been given an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Brokerages have set a 12-month consensus price target of $5.25 for the company and are predicting that the company will post ($0.64) EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned CSS Industries an industry rank of 170 out of 256 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of analysts recently commented on CSS shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Great Portland Estates from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 16th.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Bragg Financial Advisors Inc acquired a new stake in CSS Industries during the first quarter worth $68,000. Bank of America Corp DE raised its holdings in CSS Industries by 94.6% during the 4th quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 21,134 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $190,000 after purchasing an additional 10,276 shares during the last quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP increased its stake in shares of CSS Industries by 12.3% in the 1st quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP now owns 60,026 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $359,000 after acquiring an additional 6,595 shares during the last quarter. Alambic Investment Management L.P. increased its stake in shares of CSS Industries by 55.0% in the 1st quarter. Alambic Investment Management L.P. now owns 76,579 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $459,000 after acquiring an additional 27,164 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Adirondack Research & Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of CSS Industries by 5.4% in the 1st quarter. Adirondack Research & Management Inc. now owns 215,237 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,289,000 after acquiring an additional 11,023 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 64.21% of the company’s stock.

CSS stock traded up $0.07 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $5.29. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 105 shares, compared to its average volume of 22,749. The stock has a market cap of $47.72 million, a PE ratio of -2.10, a PEG ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.96. CSS Industries has a fifty-two week low of $4.14 and a fifty-two week high of $16.45. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $4.92.

CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 30th. The specialty retailer reported ($1.30) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by ($1.38). CSS Industries had a negative return on equity of 6.48% and a negative net margin of 14.01%. The company had revenue of $72.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $80.10 million. Research analysts anticipate that CSS Industries will post 0.56 earnings per share for the current year.

CSS Industries Company Profile

CSS Industries, Inc, a consumer products company, designs, manufactures, procures, distributes, and sells seasonal, gift, and craft products principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. Its craft and gift consumer products include craft ribbons and bows, trims, buttons, sewing patterns, knitting needles, needle arts, kids' crafts, infant products, journals, gift card holders, all occasion boxed greeting cards, memory books, scrapbooks, stationery, stickers, and other gift and craft items, as well as floral accessories, including pot covers, foil, waxed tissue, shred, aisle runners, corsage bags, and other paper and film products.

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