Press coverage about CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. CSS Industries earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 47.9996041919324 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Separately, TheStreet upgraded CSS Industries from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th.

CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) traded down $0.06 on Friday, hitting $27.31. The stock had a trading volume of 29,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 30,354. CSS Industries has a fifty-two week low of $23.16 and a fifty-two week high of $30.29. The stock has a market cap of $248.84, a P/E ratio of 23.34 and a beta of 1.06.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.93%. CSS Industries’s payout ratio is currently 35.24%.

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CSS Industries Company Profile

CSS Industries, Inc is a consumer products company, which is engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of non-durable all occasion and seasonal social expression products, principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. The Company’s occasion and seasonal products include classroom exchange Valentines, infant products, journals, buttons, gift wrap, floral accessories, craft and educational products, Easter egg dyes and novelties, memory books, scrapbooks, stickers, stationery and other items.

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