Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Gibraltar Industries (ROCK) Stock Price

News articles about Gibraltar Industries (NASDAQ:ROCK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gibraltar Industries earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 57 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Gibraltar Industries (ROCK) traded up 0.88% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $28.75. The company had a trading volume of 217,811 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $32.32 and a 200 day moving average price of $36.72. The firm has a market capitalization of $911.61 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.13 and a beta of 1.83. Gibraltar Industries has a 12-month low of $28.05 and a 12-month high of $48.05.

Gibraltar Industries (NASDAQ:ROCK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The construction company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $247.63 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $251.97 million. Gibraltar Industries had a net margin of 2.38% and a return on equity of 10.14%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.51 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Gibraltar Industries will post $1.58 EPS for the current year.

ROCK has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Gibraltar Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. KeyCorp reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $19.00 price target (down from $49.00) on shares of Gibraltar Industries in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Gibraltar Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Gibraltar Industries currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $37.00.

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Gibraltar Industries Company Profile

Gibraltar Industries, Inc is a manufacturer and distributor of building products for industrial, transportation infrastructure, residential housing, renewable energy and resource conservation markets. The Company’s segments include Residential Products; Industrial and Infrastructure Products, and Renewable Energy and Conservation.

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