News headlines about Lydall (NYSE:LDL) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lydall earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.7013172221446 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Lydall from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $62.50.

Lydall (NYSE LDL) opened at $48.00 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $859.51, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.69 and a beta of 1.64. The company has a current ratio of 2.67, a quick ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. Lydall has a 12-month low of $45.45 and a 12-month high of $63.20.

Lydall (NYSE:LDL) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The auto parts company reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.69 by ($0.08). The company had revenue of $180.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $172.21 million. Lydall had a return on equity of 15.22% and a net margin of 6.00%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 15.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Lydall will post 2.76 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director S Carl Soderstrom, Jr. sold 1,588 shares of Lydall stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $87,340.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 20,121 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,106,655. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Dale G. Barnhart sold 12,685 shares of Lydall stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.90, for a total value of $683,721.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 35,701 shares of company stock valued at $1,959,897. 5.02% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Lydall Company Profile

Lydall, Inc designs and manufactures specialty engineered filtration media, industrial thermal insulating solutions, automotive thermal and acoustical barriers for filtration/separation and thermal/acoustical applications. The Company’s segments are Performance Materials, Technical Nonwovens, Thermal/Acoustical Metals and Thermal/Acoustical Fibers.

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