News stories about Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Apogee Enterprises earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.5589104540995 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

APOG has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Apogee Enterprises from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. ValuEngine cut shares of Apogee Enterprises from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub cut shares of Apogee Enterprises from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, DA Davidson set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Apogee Enterprises and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Apogee Enterprises presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $63.33.

Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) traded down 1.16% on Tuesday, reaching $46.90. 308,750 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $46.14 and a 200-day moving average price of $51.88. The company has a market capitalization of $1.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.12 and a beta of 1.56. Apogee Enterprises has a 1-year low of $39.88 and a 1-year high of $61.00.

Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, September 19th. The industrial products company reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.04. Apogee Enterprises had a net margin of 6.57% and a return on equity of 17.89%. The company had revenue of $343.91 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $349.97 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.77 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 23.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Apogee Enterprises will post $3.07 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 8th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 24th will be paid a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 23rd. Apogee Enterprises’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 20.44%.

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Apogee Enterprises Company Profile

Apogee Enterprises, Inc is engaged in the design and development of glass solutions for enclosing commercial buildings and framing art. The Company operates through four segments: Architectural Glass, Architectural Services, Architectural Framing Systems and Large-Scale Optical Technologies (LSO). The Architectural Glass segment fabricates coated glass used in customized window and wall systems.

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