News headlines about Hillenbrand (NYSE:HI) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hillenbrand earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3000847096163 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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Shares of Hillenbrand (HI) opened at $45.35 on Thursday. Hillenbrand has a 52-week low of $34.65 and a 52-week high of $46.50. The company has a market cap of $2,870.00, a PE ratio of 21.41 and a beta of 1.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a current ratio of 1.16.

Hillenbrand (NYSE:HI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The company reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.04. Hillenbrand had a net margin of 7.94% and a return on equity of 19.26%. The company had revenue of $442.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $427.45 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.58 EPS. Hillenbrand’s revenue was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Hillenbrand will post 2.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Monday, December 18th will be issued a $0.2075 dividend. This is an increase from Hillenbrand’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. This represents a $0.83 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 15th. Hillenbrand’s payout ratio is presently 42.13%.

A number of analysts have commented on HI shares. B. Riley set a $50.00 price target on shares of Hillenbrand and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Hillenbrand from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, Capital One Financial started coverage on shares of Hillenbrand in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. They set an “equal weight” rating on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $50.50.

In related news, SVP Diane R. Bohman sold 6,873 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.50, for a total value of $298,975.50. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 36,544 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,589,664. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Joe Anthony Raver sold 34,565 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.25, for a total transaction of $1,494,936.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.74% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Hillenbrand

Hillenbrand, Inc is a diversified industrial company with multiple brands that serve a range of industries across the globe. The Company operates in two segments: the Process Equipment Group and Batesville. The Process Equipment Group businesses design, develop, manufacture and service engineered industrial equipment throughout the world.

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