Media stories about L S Starrett (NYSE:SCX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. L S Starrett earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.6052695885685 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of L S Starrett (SCX) traded down $0.25 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $8.40. 6,400 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 11,118. The stock has a market capitalization of $60.51, a P/E ratio of 61.79 and a beta of 1.28. L S Starrett has a 1-year low of $6.75 and a 1-year high of $11.90. The company has a current ratio of 3.48, a quick ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 19th will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 18th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.76%. L S Starrett’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 444.44%.

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About L S Starrett

The L.S. Starrett Company is engaged in the business of manufacturing over 5,000 variations of precision tools, gages, measuring instruments and saw blades for industrial, professional and consumer markets across the world. The Company’s product line includes precision measuring tools (micrometers, calipers and rules, among others.), levels, electronic gages, dial indicators, gage blocks and granite surface plates and custom-engineered products.

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