News coverage about International Speedway Corp (NASDAQ:ISCA) has been trending very positive this week, according to AlphaOne. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. International Speedway Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.50 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 90 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Several equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of International Speedway Corp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 24th. Macquarie cut shares of International Speedway Corp from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $41.00 to $39.00 in a research report on Friday, January 27th. Finally, Sidoti assumed coverage on shares of International Speedway Corp in a research report on Tuesday, February 28th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $39.00 price objective for the company.
International Speedway Corp (NASDAQ:ISCA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, April 4th. The company reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.02. International Speedway Corp had a return on equity of 4.88% and a net margin of 11.55%. The business had revenue of $147.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $143.44 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.44 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year.
The firm also recently announced an annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 31st will be given a dividend of $0.43 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.15%. This is an increase from International Speedway Corp’s previous annual dividend of $0.41. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 26th. International Speedway Corp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 24.55%.
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