Press coverage about Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. Omega Protein Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.400721568044 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE OME) remained flat at $22.10 during trading on Thursday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 751,842 shares. Omega Protein Corporation has a 52 week low of $14.50 and a 52 week high of $26.99. The company has a market capitalization of $496.45 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.47 and a beta of 0.28. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $16.92 and a 200-day moving average of $17.66.

Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $93.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $87.44 million. Omega Protein Corporation had a net margin of 8.95% and a return on equity of 10.46%. The firm’s revenue was down 16.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.62 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Omega Protein Corporation will post $1.07 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Friday, August 25th were issued a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 23rd. Omega Protein Corporation’s payout ratio is presently 14.08%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on OME. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Omega Protein Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Pivotal Research dropped their target price on shares of Omega Protein Corporation from $18.00 to $15.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Omega Protein Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th.

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Omega Protein Corporation Company Profile

Omega Protein Corporation is a nutritional products company that develops, produces and delivers nutritious products. The Company operates through two segments: animal nutrition and human nutrition. The Company’s animal nutrition segment consists of two subsidiaries: Omega Protein, Inc (Omega Protein) and Omega Shipyard, Inc (Omega Shipyard).

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