Media coverage about United States Lime & Minerals (NASDAQ:USLM) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United States Lime & Minerals earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the construction company an impact score of 46.7177836757559 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

United States Lime & Minerals (NASDAQ USLM) traded down $0.47 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $72.23. The company had a trading volume of 11,235 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,815. The firm has a market capitalization of $402.81, a P/E ratio of 14.89 and a beta of 1.06. United States Lime & Minerals has a twelve month low of $70.77 and a twelve month high of $101.40.

United States Lime & Minerals (NASDAQ:USLM) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The construction company reported $0.74 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $35.24 million for the quarter. United States Lime & Minerals had a return on equity of 10.45% and a net margin of 18.74%.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.135 per share. This represents a $0.54 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.75%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd. United States Lime & Minerals’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 11.13%.

Separately, BidaskClub raised United States Lime & Minerals from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st.

In other United States Lime & Minerals news, Director Edward A. Odishaw sold 800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.59, for a total transaction of $69,272.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Timothy W. Byrne sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.26, for a total value of $401,300.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 23,348 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,873,910.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.57% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About United States Lime & Minerals

United States Lime & Minerals, Inc is a manufacturer of lime and limestone products. The Company’s segments include Lime and Limestone operations, and Natural gas interests. The Company, through its Lime and Limestone Operations, is a manufacturer of lime and limestone products, supplying primarily the construction, environmental (including municipal sanitation and water treatment facilities, and flue gas treatment processes), industrial, metals (including steel producers), roof shingle, oil and gas services, and agriculture (including poultry and cattle feed producers) industries.

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