Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Likely to Affect Mobile Mini (NASDAQ:MINI) Share Price

Media headlines about Mobile Mini (NASDAQ:MINI) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mobile Mini earned a media sentiment score of 0.50 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 62 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Mobile Mini from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. BidaskClub raised shares of Mobile Mini from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.00.

Shares of Mobile Mini (MINI) traded down 3.70% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $29.90. 236,232 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Mobile Mini has a 12-month low of $23.40 and a 12-month high of $37.05. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $30.19 and a 200 day moving average of $30.19. The company has a market cap of $1.31 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.98 and a beta of 2.26.

Mobile Mini (NASDAQ:MINI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 21st. The industrial products company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $126.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $126.03 million. Mobile Mini had a net margin of 10.03% and a return on equity of 7.52%. The business’s revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.25 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Mobile Mini will post $1.21 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.227 per share. This represents a $0.91 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 14th. Mobile Mini’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 78.45%.

In related news, Director Lawrence Trachtenberg sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.59, for a total transaction of $315,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 38,181 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,206,137.79. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Mark Funk sold 36,080 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.34, for a total value of $1,094,667.20. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 170,291 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,166,628.94. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 156,065 shares of company stock worth $4,832,212. Company insiders own 6.50% of the company’s stock.

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Mobile Mini Company Profile

Mobile Mini, Inc is a provider of portable storage solutions. The Company, through its subsidiary, Evergreen Tank Solutions, Inc (ETS), is a provider of specialty containment solutions in the United States. The Company manages its business as two portable storage solutions business segments, North America and the U.K., and one specialty containment business segment.

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