Press coverage about Park-Ohio (NASDAQ:PKOH) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Park-Ohio earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.2535348932826 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

PKOH has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Park-Ohio from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Park-Ohio from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Saturday, February 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Park-Ohio from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $41.00.

Park-Ohio (NASDAQ PKOH) traded down $0.50 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $39.25. 19,377 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 22,699. The company has a quick ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 2.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79. Park-Ohio has a fifty-two week low of $34.25 and a fifty-two week high of $47.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $498.09, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.63 and a beta of 3.13.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 15th were issued a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 14th. Park-Ohio’s dividend payout ratio is currently 21.19%.

In other Park-Ohio news, COO Matthew V. Crawford sold 4,122 shares of Park-Ohio stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.38, for a total value of $182,934.36. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 997,433 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $44,266,076.54. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 31.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Park-Ohio Company Profile

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. is a diversified international company providing supply chain management outsourcing services, capital equipment used on their production lines and manufactured components used to assemble its products. The Company operates in three segments: Supply Technologies, Assembly Components and Engineered Products.

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