Media coverage about Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Federal Signal earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the conglomerate an impact score of 47.4324430511729 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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FSS has been the subject of several recent research reports. Seaport Global Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Federal Signal in a report on Thursday, March 1st. ValuEngine raised shares of Federal Signal from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Federal Signal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Sidoti initiated coverage on shares of Federal Signal in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Federal Signal has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $21.00.

Federal Signal stock opened at $22.43 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $1,335.60, a P/E ratio of 21.99 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a quick ratio of 1.42 and a current ratio of 2.59. Federal Signal has a 1-year low of $13.07 and a 1-year high of $23.64.

Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The conglomerate reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $247.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $228.90 million. Federal Signal had a net margin of 6.86% and a return on equity of 12.07%. The firm’s revenue was up 40.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.16 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Federal Signal will post 1.17 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 19th. Investors of record on Monday, March 5th were issued a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 2nd. Federal Signal’s payout ratio is presently 27.45%.

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About Federal Signal

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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