News headlines about Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Entegris earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.3768716076312 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Entegris (NASDAQ ENTG) traded down $0.45 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $31.00. The stock had a trading volume of 983,149 shares, compared to its average volume of 869,302. The stock has a market cap of $4,418.65, a P/E ratio of 24.61, a P/E/G ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 1.52. Entegris has a 52-week low of $17.65 and a 52-week high of $33.05. The company has a current ratio of 3.14, a quick ratio of 2.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40.

Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $345.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $334.30 million. Entegris had a return on equity of 18.82% and a net margin of 10.73%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.24 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Entegris will post 1.39 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st were paid a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, October 31st. Entegris’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 7.22%.

Several analysts have commented on the company. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on Entegris in a research note on Friday. They set a “buy” rating and a $37.00 target price on the stock. Loop Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on shares of Entegris in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of Entegris in a research note on Friday, October 27th. KeyCorp reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $30.00 target price on shares of Entegris in a research note on Saturday, September 16th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Entegris from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Entegris has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.55.

In other news, COO Todd James Edlund sold 5,954 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.32, for a total value of $192,433.28. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 143,774 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,646,775.68. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Paul L. H. Olson sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.21, for a total value of $90,630.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 45,364 shares in the company, valued at $1,370,446.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 21,296 shares of company stock worth $666,592. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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Entegris Company Profile

Entegris, Inc is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Advanced Materials Handling (AMH) and Microcontamination Control (MC).

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