RPM International (RPM) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.08

Headlines about RPM International (NYSE:RPM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. RPM International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 45.6682174218569 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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RPM International (NYSE RPM) opened at $52.91 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $7,065.38, a P/E ratio of 20.83, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.35 and a beta of 1.54. RPM International has a one year low of $46.32 and a one year high of $56.48. The company has a quick ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 2.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20.

RPM International (NYSE:RPM) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 4th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.32 billion. RPM International had a net margin of 3.67% and a return on equity of 24.73%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.83 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that RPM International will post 2.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 16th were given a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, October 13th. This is a positive change from RPM International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.42%. RPM International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 94.82%.

RPM has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of RPM International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. TheStreet lowered shares of RPM International from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of RPM International in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Wellington Shields upgraded shares of RPM International from a “hold” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of RPM International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $57.00.

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In other news, insider Ronald A. Rice sold 44,839 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.83, for a total transaction of $2,324,005.37. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

About RPM International

RPM International Inc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets and sells various specialty chemical product lines, including specialty paints, protective coatings, roofing systems, sealants and adhesives, focusing on the maintenance of industrial, specialty and consumer markets. The Company operates through three segments: the industrial reportable segment (industrial segment), the specialty reportable segment (specialty segment) and the consumer reportable segment (consumer segment).

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