Neenah Paper (NP) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

News headlines about Neenah Paper (NYSE:NP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Neenah Paper earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.2212722874253 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Neenah Paper (NYSE NP) traded up 0.17% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $86.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 39,831 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $84.25 and its 200 day moving average price is $79.69. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.45 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.69 and a beta of 1.32. Neenah Paper has a 52 week low of $72.35 and a 52 week high of $90.22.

Neenah Paper (NYSE:NP) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $1.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $248.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $250.88 million. Neenah Paper had a return on equity of 21.03% and a net margin of 7.99%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.26 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Neenah Paper will post $4.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Neenah Paper from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Neenah Paper from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th.

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In other news, SVP Steven S. Heinrichs sold 2,744 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.00, for a total value of $233,240.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 18,293 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,554,905. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, SVP Julie Schertell sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.71, for a total value of $153,420.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 3,789 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $290,654.19. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 8,109 shares of company stock worth $659,940 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

Neenah Paper Company Profile

Neenah Paper, Inc is a producer of technical products and premium fine papers and packaging. The Company has two primary businesses: technical products business, and fine paper and packaging business. Its segments consist of Technical Products, Fine Paper and Packaging, and Other. The technical products business is an international producer of transportation, water and other filter media and durable, saturated and coated substrates.

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