News coverage about James Hardie Industries PLC. (NYSE:JHX) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. James Hardie Industries PLC. earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 45.2751294858 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on JHX shares. Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of James Hardie Industries PLC. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of James Hardie Industries PLC. from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th.

James Hardie Industries PLC. (NYSE:JHX) traded up $0.11 on Thursday, hitting $16.53. 115,100 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 20,609. James Hardie Industries PLC. has a one year low of $13.55 and a one year high of $17.28. The company has a current ratio of 1.74, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.39. The firm has a market cap of $7,240.00, a P/E ratio of 10.73 and a beta of 1.08.

The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 12th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.28%. James Hardie Industries PLC.’s payout ratio is currently 50.00%.

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James Hardie Industries PLC. Company Profile

James Hardie Industries Plc is a manufacturer of fiber cement products and systems for internal and external building construction applications in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. The Company’s operating segments are North America and Europe Fiber Cement, and Asia Pacific Fiber Cement.

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