Media headlines about Griffon (NYSE:GFF) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Griffon earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the conglomerate an impact score of 45.7395825933698 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Separately, Sidoti began coverage on Griffon in a research note on Friday, March 9th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock.

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Shares of GFF traded up $0.10 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $19.40. 13,893 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 133,470. The company has a quick ratio of 2.06, a current ratio of 2.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.85. The firm has a market cap of $916.12, a P/E ratio of 26.08 and a beta of 1.33. Griffon has a fifty-two week low of $17.45 and a fifty-two week high of $25.15.

Griffon (NYSE:GFF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The conglomerate reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by ($0.08). The company had revenue of $437.30 million for the quarter. Griffon had a net margin of 1.83% and a return on equity of 7.94%.

The business also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 29th will be paid a dividend of $1.00 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th.

In other Griffon news, Director Louis J. Grabowsky bought 2,500 shares of Griffon stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 2nd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $18.33 per share, for a total transaction of $45,825.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 32,594 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $597,448.02. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 24.80% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Griffon Company Profile

Griffon Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, engages in home and building, telephonics, and plastic products businesses worldwide. Its Home & Building Products segment manufactures and markets long-handled tools and landscaping products for homeowners and professionals; and residential and commercial garage doors to professional dealers and home center retail chains.

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