News stories about Global Brass and Copper (NYSE:BRSS) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Global Brass and Copper earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 48.4732909062164 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

BRSS stock traded up $0.30 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $37.25. 77,504 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 103,613. The company has a quick ratio of 1.69, a current ratio of 3.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.69. The firm has a market capitalization of $825.98 million, a PE ratio of 13.40 and a beta of 0.21. Global Brass and Copper has a 52-week low of $27.50 and a 52-week high of $39.05.

Global Brass and Copper (NYSE:BRSS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The industrial products company reported $0.97 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $459.40 million during the quarter. Global Brass and Copper had a return on equity of 42.59% and a net margin of 3.17%. equities research analysts anticipate that Global Brass and Copper will post 3.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 22nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 13th were given a dividend of $0.09 per share. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 10th. This is an increase from Global Brass and Copper’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.04. Global Brass and Copper’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 12.95%.

A number of research firms have weighed in on BRSS. ValuEngine raised Global Brass and Copper from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Global Brass and Copper from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, May 25th.

In other news, insider Kevin W. Bense sold 37,126 shares of Global Brass and Copper stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.72, for a total transaction of $1,400,392.72. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 53,648 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,023,602.56. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Martin E. Welch sold 3,410 shares of Global Brass and Copper stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.84, for a total value of $111,984.40. Following the sale, the director now owns 21,589 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $708,982.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 4.40% of the company’s stock.

About Global Brass and Copper

Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc converts, fabricates, processes, and distributes specialized non-ferrous products in the United States, the Asia Pacific, and Mexico. The company operates in three segments: Olin Brass, Chase Brass, and A.J. Oster. The Olin Brass segment manufactures, fabricates, and converts specialized copper and brass sheets, strips, foils, tubes, and fabricated products; and rerolls and forms other alloys, such as stainless steel, carbon steel, and aluminum.

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