Press coverage about AZZ (NYSE:AZZ) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AZZ earned a coverage optimism score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 43.6667805970823 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

AZZ (NYSE AZZ) traded up $1.00 on Friday, reaching $42.70. 210,038 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 138,207. The company has a quick ratio of 1.43, a current ratio of 2.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. The firm has a market cap of $1,082.59, a PE ratio of 21.68 and a beta of 1.32. AZZ has a 52-week low of $40.90 and a 52-week high of $61.55.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 20th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 6th will be given a $0.17 dividend. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.59%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 5th. AZZ’s payout ratio is presently 34.52%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AZZ from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th.

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About AZZ

AZZ Inc is a provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, refining and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Energy segment and Galvanizing segment. Its Energy segment provides products and services designed to support industrial, nuclear and electrical applications.

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