News stories about Emcor Group (NYSE:EME) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Emcor Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 47.6846983489191 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of EME stock opened at $78.75 on Tuesday. Emcor Group has a 52-week low of $62.15 and a 52-week high of $85.08. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.47 billion, a PE ratio of 19.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a quick ratio of 1.43, a current ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17.

Emcor Group (NYSE:EME) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 26th. The construction company reported $1.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.00 by $0.23. The company had revenue of $1.95 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.92 billion. Emcor Group had a net margin of 3.15% and a return on equity of 15.44%. The business’s revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.95 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Emcor Group will post 4.67 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 31st. Investors of record on Friday, July 20th were given a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 19th. Emcor Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 7.88%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Emcor Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Emcor Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $86.00.

In related news, Chairman Anthony Guzzi sold 23,434 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.55, for a total transaction of $1,793,872.70. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Jerry E. Ryan sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.10, for a total transaction of $156,200.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.

Emcor Group Company Profile

EMCOR Group, Inc provides electrical and mechanical construction, and facilities services in the United States. The company designs, integrates, installs, starts-up, operates, and maintains electric power transmission and distribution systems; premises electrical and lighting systems; process instrumentation in the refining, chemical process, food process, and mining industries; low-voltage, voice and data communications, fire protection, water and wastewater treatment, and controls and filtration systems; roadway and transit lighting and fiber-optic lines; heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and clean-room process ventilation systems; plumbing, processing, and piping systems; and central plant heating and cooling systems, as well as offers cranes and rigging, millwrighting, and steel fabrication, erection, and welding services.

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