RPM International (RPM) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

Media coverage about RPM International (NYSE:RPM) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. RPM International earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 47.0977143502593 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of RPM International (NYSE RPM) remained flat at $$52.16 during trading on Monday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 331,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 762,714. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 2.16 and a quick ratio of 1.38. RPM International has a 52 week low of $47.87 and a 52 week high of $56.48. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,970.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.43, a PEG ratio of 2.32 and a beta of 1.53.

RPM International (NYSE:RPM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 4th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by $0.02. RPM International had a return on equity of 24.73% and a net margin of 3.67%. The business had revenue of $1.35 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.32 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.83 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that RPM International will post 2.86 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $56.00 target price on shares of RPM International in a research note on Friday, September 1st. TheStreet raised RPM International from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut RPM International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $51.00 target price on shares of RPM International in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $57.33.

In related news, insider Ronald A. Rice sold 44,839 shares of RPM International stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.83, for a total transaction of $2,324,005.37. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 2.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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RPM International Company Profile

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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