Media headlines about American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ:AMWD) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. American Woodmark Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.8788626021494 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ AMWD) traded up 1.46% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $93.85. The stock had a trading volume of 57,130 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of $96.79 and a 200-day moving average of $89.49. The stock has a market cap of $1.53 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.62 and a beta of 1.41. American Woodmark Corporation has a 1-year low of $69.65 and a 1-year high of $107.30.

American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ:AMWD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 30th. The company reported $1.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.12. American Woodmark Corporation had a return on equity of 22.19% and a net margin of 6.91%. The company had revenue of $258.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $264.30 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.86 EPS. American Woodmark Corporation’s revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that American Woodmark Corporation will post $4.99 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on AMWD shares. Zelman & Associates cut American Woodmark Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research cut American Woodmark Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 1st. Finally, BidaskClub cut American Woodmark Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th.

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In other news, major shareholder William F. Brandt sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.45, for a total value of $289,350.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,877,973 shares in the company, valued at approximately $181,130,495.85. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Andrew B. Cogan sold 1,400 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.40, for a total value of $132,160.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 5,240 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $494,656. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 62,959 shares of company stock valued at $6,018,042 over the last quarter. 1.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

American Woodmark Corporation Company Profile

American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and new home construction markets. The Company offers framed stock cabinets in approximately 500 different cabinet lines, ranging in price from relatively inexpensive to medium-priced styles. Styles vary by design and color from natural wood finishes to low-pressure laminate surfaces.

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