News articles about Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Federal Signal earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the conglomerate an impact score of 47.8841482847036 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) opened at $20.26 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.23, a current ratio of 2.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. The company has a market capitalization of $1,221.27, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.75 and a beta of 1.30. Federal Signal has a 52 week low of $13.07 and a 52 week high of $23.64.

Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The conglomerate reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $249.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $240.30 million. Federal Signal had a return on equity of 11.39% and a net margin of 5.30%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 33.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.17 earnings per share. analysts expect that Federal Signal will post 0.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 14th were issued a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 13th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.38%. Federal Signal’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 38.36%.

A number of analysts recently commented on FSS shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Federal Signal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. ValuEngine lowered Federal Signal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Federal Signal currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $22.50.

In other Federal Signal news, Director James E. Goodwin sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.67, for a total value of $206,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 122,929 shares in the company, valued at $2,540,942.43. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Brenda Reichelderfer sold 45,721 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.76, for a total value of $949,167.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 110,172 shares of company stock valued at $2,338,207. 4.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Federal Signal Company Profile

Federal Signal Corporation designs, manufactures and supplies a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. The Company’s segments include the Environmental Solutions Group and the Safety and Security Systems Group. Its Environmental Solutions Group manufactures and supplies a range of street sweeper vehicles, sewer cleaner and vacuum loader trucks, hydro-excavation trucks and waterblasting equipment.

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