News coverage about LSI Industries (NASDAQ:LYTS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. LSI Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.7159591787664 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded LSI Industries from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.25 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Roth Capital reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $8.00 price target on shares of LSI Industries in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Singular Research assumed coverage on LSI Industries in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $9.80 price target for the company. Finally, Canaccord Genuity lifted their price target on LSI Industries from $9.00 to $10.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. LSI Industries has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $9.26.

Shares of LSI Industries (LYTS) traded up $0.01 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $8.51. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 229,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 123,501. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 1.57 and a current ratio of 2.71. LSI Industries has a 12 month low of $4.99 and a 12 month high of $10.68. The firm has a market capitalization of $217.64, a P/E ratio of -12.89, a P/E/G ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 1.79.

LSI Industries (NASDAQ:LYTS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The construction company reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.05. LSI Industries had a positive return on equity of 3.88% and a negative net margin of 4.96%. The company had revenue of $92.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $88.85 million. The firm’s revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that LSI Industries will post 0.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 13th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 5th will be paid a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 2nd. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.35%. LSI Industries’s payout ratio is currently -30.30%.

In related news, VP Howard E. Japlon bought 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $6.88 per share, for a total transaction of $34,400.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the vice president now directly owns 23,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $161,680. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP James E. Galeese bought 7,641 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was bought at an average price of $6.54 per share, with a total value of $49,972.14. Following the completion of the purchase, the vice president now owns 2,379 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,558.66. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 6.37% of the company’s stock.

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LSI Industries Company Profile

LSI Industries Inc is a provider of corporate visual image solutions to the petroleum/convenience store industry. The Company designs and develops aspects of the solid-state light emitting diode (LED) lighting, from the electronic circuit board, to the software to drive and control the LEDs, to the structure of the LED product.

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