Press coverage about Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Armstrong World Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 45.6508401205875 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) opened at 51.85 on Thursday. Armstrong World Industries has a 12 month low of $36.38 and a 12 month high of $52.05. The company has a market cap of $2.74 billion, a PE ratio of 16.84 and a beta of 1.63. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $48.42 and its 200-day moving average is $46.04.

Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The construction company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.69 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $330.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $330.92 million. Armstrong World Industries had a net margin of 13.24% and a return on equity of 49.73%. The company’s revenue was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.56 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Armstrong World Industries will post $2.73 earnings per share for the current year.

AWI has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Armstrong World Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price objective on shares of Armstrong World Industries from $52.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. ValuEngine raised shares of Armstrong World Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Armstrong World Industries in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Armstrong World Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.00.

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Armstrong World Industries Company Profile

Armstrong World Industries, Inc (AWI) is a global producer of ceiling systems. The Company owns and operates the Building Products (Ceilings) segment. The Company designs, manufactures and sells ceiling systems (primarily mineral fiber, fiberglass wool and metal) around the world. Its products are used in commercial and institutional buildings.

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