Media headlines about EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EnPro Industries earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.4186028267474 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Several analysts have recently commented on NPO shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of EnPro Industries from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of EnPro Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EnPro Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 26th. Finally, FBR & Co restated an “outperform” rating on shares of EnPro Industries in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $78.50.

Shares of EnPro Industries (NPO) traded up 0.25% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $71.12. 80,335 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. EnPro Industries has a 1-year low of $52.00 and a 1-year high of $77.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.52 billion, a PE ratio of 83.28 and a beta of 1.10. The company’s 50 day moving average is $73.00 and its 200 day moving average is $69.01.

EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The industrial products company reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.81 by $0.35. EnPro Industries had a net margin of 1.56% and a return on equity of 8.71%. The company had revenue of $347 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $347.13 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.17 earnings per share. EnPro Industries’s revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that EnPro Industries will post $2.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th will be given a dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 1st. EnPro Industries’s dividend payout ratio is presently 103.53%.

In other news, insider Stephen E. Macadam sold 26,318 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.08, for a total value of $1,949,637.44. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 245,765 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $18,206,271.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Todd L. Anderson sold 2,148 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.67, for a total transaction of $156,095.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 9,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $654,030. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

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EnPro Industries Company Profile

EnPro Industries, Inc is engaged in the designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing engineered industrial products. It operates through three segments. The Sealing Products segment includes three operating divisions: Garlock, which designs, manufactures and sells sealing products; Technetics, which designs, manufactures and sells metal seals and elastomeric seals, among others, and Stemco LP (Stemco), which designs, manufactures and sells heavy-duty truck wheel-end components and systems.

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