NewMarket (NEU) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

Media coverage about NewMarket (NYSE:NEU) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NewMarket earned a coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 44.0308890275007 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

NewMarket (NYSE NEU) opened at $397.63 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 2.74 and a quick ratio of 1.50. The company has a market capitalization of $4,730.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.30 and a beta of 0.80. NewMarket has a 12 month low of $377.27 and a 12 month high of $483.86.

NewMarket (NYSE:NEU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty chemicals company reported $5.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $5.70 by ($0.66). NewMarket had a return on equity of 39.48% and a net margin of 10.90%. The company had revenue of $584.41 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $546.40 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $6.00 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a dividend of $1.75 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $7.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.76%. NewMarket’s dividend payout ratio is currently 35.73%.

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About NewMarket

NewMarket Corporation is a holding company. The Company is the parent company of Afton Chemical Corporation (Afton), Ethyl Corporation (Ethyl), NewMarket Services Corporation (NewMarket Services), and NewMarket Development Corporation (NewMarket Development). The Company operates through petroleum additives segment, which is primarily represented by Afton.

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