Brady Corporation (BRC) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.12

News coverage about Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brady Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.0020309813101 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

BRC has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Brady Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. BidaskClub downgraded Brady Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Brady Corporation has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $38.75.

Shares of Brady Corporation (NYSE BRC) opened at 32.70 on Friday. Brady Corporation has a one year low of $31.70 and a one year high of $40.50. The company has a market cap of $1.68 billion, a PE ratio of 17.68 and a beta of 1.12. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $33.20 and its 200 day moving average price is $36.54.

Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 25th. The industrial products company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.43. Brady Corporation had a net margin of 8.64% and a return on equity of 14.44%. The business had revenue of $275.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $279.39 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.42 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Brady Corporation will post $1.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 10th were paid a $0.205 dividend. This represents a $0.82 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 6th. Brady Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 44.32%.

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Brady Corporation Company Profile

Brady Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of identification solutions and workplace safety products that identify and protect premises, products and people. The Company has two segments: Identification Solutions (IDS) and Workplace Safety (WPS). The IDS segment includes identification and healthcare products, and the WPS segment includes workplace safety and compliance products.

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