Advanced Drainage Systems (WMS) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.20

News headlines about Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Advanced Drainage Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 47.7569753104663 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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Shares of Advanced Drainage Systems stock opened at $24.25 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 2.10, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.44. Advanced Drainage Systems has a twelve month low of $17.90 and a twelve month high of $28.15. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,384.04, a P/E ratio of 48.50 and a beta of 0.88.

Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The construction company reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.27. Advanced Drainage Systems had a net margin of 3.67% and a return on equity of 45.42%. The company had revenue of $320.83 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $320.41 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.16 earnings per share. Advanced Drainage Systems’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Advanced Drainage Systems will post 0.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have weighed in on WMS. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Advanced Drainage Systems from a “strong-buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday. TheStreet raised shares of Advanced Drainage Systems from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Barclays set a $25.00 target price on shares of Advanced Drainage Systems and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Finally, Robert W. Baird boosted their target price on shares of Advanced Drainage Systems from $28.00 to $29.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.00.

In related news, SVP Ewout Leeuwenburg sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.97, for a total value of $389,550.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 71,615 shares in the company, valued at $1,859,841.55. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, COO Ronald R. Vitarelli sold 5,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.16, for a total transaction of $149,380.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 133,048 shares of company stock worth $3,560,679. 21.43% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Advanced Drainage Systems Company Profile

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc designs, manufactures, and markets thermoplastic corrugated pipes and related water management products for non-residential, residential, agriculture, and infrastructure applications in the United States and internationally. The company provides single, double, and triple wall corrugated polypropylene and polyethylene pipes; and allied products comprising storm retention/detention and septic chambers, polyvinyl chloride drainage structures, fittings, and water quality filters and separators.

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