News stories about CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CSS Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 47.3328044585618 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Separately, TheStreet cut shares of CSS Industries from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th.

Shares of CSS Industries (NYSE CSS) opened at 26.78 on Friday. CSS Industries has a 1-year low of $23.16 and a 1-year high of $29.18. The firm has a market cap of $243.54 million, a PE ratio of 9.89 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a 50-day moving average of $26.68 and a 200-day moving average of $26.01.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. CSS Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 29.52%.

In other CSS Industries news, Director Harry J. Mullany III acquired 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $27.92 per share, with a total value of $27,920.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 3.90% of the company’s stock.

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About CSS Industries

CSS Industries, Inc is a consumer products company, which is engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of non-durable all occasion and seasonal social expression products, principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. The Company’s occasion and seasonal products include classroom exchange Valentines, infant products, journals, buttons, gift wrap, floral accessories, craft and educational products, Easter egg dyes and novelties, memory books, scrapbooks, stickers, stationery and other items.

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