James Hardie Industries (JHX) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows
News headlines about James Hardie Industries (NYSE:JHX) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. James Hardie Industries earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the construction company an impact score of 48.5673223666575 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Separately, ValuEngine lowered James Hardie Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd.
Shares of JHX opened at $16.13 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.99, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of 2.14. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.01 billion, a P/E ratio of 39.67 and a beta of 1.11. James Hardie Industries has a twelve month low of $13.62 and a twelve month high of $18.79.
The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, June 7th were given a $0.30 dividend. This is a positive change from James Hardie Industries’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.10. This represents a dividend yield of 3.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 6th.
James Hardie Industries Company Profile
James Hardie Industries plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells fiber cement siding and backer board products. It operates through North America Fiber Cement, International Fiber Cement, Other Businesses, and Research and Development segments. The company offers fiber cement interior linings, exterior siding products, fiberglass windows, and related accessories products; fiber cement building materials for a range of applications, including external siding, internal walls, floors, ceilings, soffits, trim, fencing, decking, and facades; floor underlayments; planks, which are used in external siding; flat panels for internal and external wall linings; gypsum fiber boards; and cement-bonded boards.
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