News articles about Brady (NYSE:BRC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brady earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.0114699584739 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

BRC has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Brady from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and set a $39.00 target price on shares of Brady in a report on Friday, November 17th. Bank of America upgraded shares of Brady from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Brady in a report on Friday, October 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Brady has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $41.00.

Shares of Brady (NYSE BRC) opened at $38.95 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a quick ratio of 1.62 and a current ratio of 2.19. The company has a market cap of $1,970.00, a P/E ratio of 20.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.67 and a beta of 1.19. Brady has a fifty-two week low of $31.70 and a fifty-two week high of $40.50.

Brady (NYSE:BRC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The industrial products company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $290.15 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $286.75 million. Brady had a net margin of 8.81% and a return on equity of 13.90%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.44 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Brady will post 1.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 10th will be issued a dividend of $0.2075 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 9th. This represents a $0.83 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.13%. Brady’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 44.15%.

In other news, Director Bradley C. Richardson sold 1,400 shares of Brady stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.15, for a total value of $54,810.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 2,511 shares in the company, valued at $98,305.65. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Thomas J. Felmer sold 10,000 shares of Brady stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.00, for a total transaction of $390,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 78,474 shares in the company, valued at $3,060,486. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 18,029 shares of company stock worth $706,748 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 15.60% of the company’s stock.

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Brady Company Profile

Brady Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of identification solutions and workplace safety products that identify and protect premises, products and people. The Company has two segments: Identification Solutions (IDS) and Workplace Safety (WPS). The IDS segment includes identification and healthcare products, and the WPS segment includes workplace safety and compliance products.

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