Press coverage about Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Federal Signal Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the conglomerate an impact score of 47.6492232436519 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

A number of brokerages have recently commented on FSS. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Federal Signal Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday. BidaskClub raised shares of Federal Signal Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, KeyCorp raised shares of Federal Signal Corporation from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $20.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $20.50.

Shares of Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE FSS) opened at 18.29 on Friday. Federal Signal Corporation has a 1-year low of $11.68 and a 1-year high of $20.13. The company has a 50-day moving average of $17.96 and a 200-day moving average of $15.91. The company has a market cap of $1.10 billion, a PE ratio of 27.92 and a beta of 1.37.

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The conglomerate reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.03. Federal Signal Corporation had a net margin of 5.20% and a return on equity of 10.59%. The business had revenue of $224.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $206.53 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.17 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 30.2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Federal Signal Corporation will post $0.79 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be paid a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.53%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th. Federal Signal Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 42.42%.

In other Federal Signal Corporation news, VP Samuel Miceli sold 2,000 shares of Federal Signal Corporation stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.05, for a total value of $32,100.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Paul W. Jones sold 50,000 shares of Federal Signal Corporation stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.96, for a total transaction of $798,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 72,901 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,163,499.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 52,900 shares of company stock valued at $844,662 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 4.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Federal Signal Corporation

Federal Signal Corporation designs, manufactures and supplies a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. The Company’s segments include the Environmental Solutions Group and the Safety and Security Systems Group. Its Environmental Solutions Group manufactures and supplies a range of street sweeper vehicles, sewer cleaner and vacuum loader trucks, hydro-excavation trucks and waterblasting equipment.

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