Media coverage about Valmont Industries (NYSE:VMI) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Valmont Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.0699326293146 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
VMI has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $183.00 target price on shares of Valmont Industries in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Valmont Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $178.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $185.00 target price on shares of Valmont Industries in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $174.25.
Shares of Valmont Industries (NYSE:VMI) opened at $165.60 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 3.50, a quick ratio of 2.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. Valmont Industries has a 12-month low of $135.95 and a 12-month high of $176.35. The company has a market capitalization of $3,783.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.76, a P/E/G ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 1.06.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.91%. Valmont Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 17.90%.
In related news, VP Vanessa Kay Brown sold 3,059 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $171.74, for a total transaction of $525,352.66. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 3.30% of the company’s stock.
Valmont Industries Company Profile
Valmont Industries, Inc is a producer of fabricated metal products, and steel, aluminum and composite pole, tower and other structures, and mechanized irrigation systems. The Company’s segments are Engineered Support Structures (ESS); Utility Support Structures; Energy and Mining; Coatings; Irrigation, and Other.
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