Media headlines about Haynes International (NASDAQ:HAYN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Haynes International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.5987813950351 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Haynes International (NASDAQ HAYN) opened at $39.74 on Wednesday. Haynes International has a 12-month low of $28.97 and a 12-month high of $43.95. The company has a market cap of $460.62, a price-to-earnings ratio of -15.34 and a beta of 1.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a current ratio of 6.02 and a quick ratio of 1.67.

Haynes International (NASDAQ:HAYN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The basic materials company reported ($0.24) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.34) by $0.10. Haynes International had a negative net margin of 8.18% and a negative return on equity of 3.76%. The firm had revenue of $89.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $94.95 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.06) EPS. Haynes International’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Haynes International will post 0.49 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be given a $0.22 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.21%. Haynes International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -33.98%.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Haynes International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Haynes International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Haynes International from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Haynes International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.00.

In other Haynes International news, Director Dawne S. Hickton purchased 2,000 shares of Haynes International stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $31.50 per share, for a total transaction of $63,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,300 shares in the company, valued at $166,950. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 4.56% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Haynes International

Haynes International, Inc (Haynes) is a producer of nickel- and cobalt-based alloys in flat product forms, such as sheet, coil and plate forms. The Company also produces its products as seamless and welded tubulars, and in slab, bar, billet and wire forms. It focuses on developing, manufacturing, marketing and distributing alloys, which are sold in the aerospace, chemical processing and industrial gas turbine industries.

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