Headlines about Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Schweitzer-Mauduit International earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7109887792763 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) traded down $1.56 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $44.10. 182,967 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 154,187. Schweitzer-Mauduit International has a twelve month low of $36.26 and a twelve month high of $47.01. The firm has a market cap of $1,350.00, a P/E ratio of 13.20, a P/E/G ratio of 2.80 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 3.06 and a quick ratio of 2.06.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.18. Schweitzer-Mauduit International had a net margin of 8.33% and a return on equity of 19.10%. The business had revenue of $257.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $238.00 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.74 EPS. Schweitzer-Mauduit International’s revenue was up 23.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Schweitzer-Mauduit International will post 3.15 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a $0.43 dividend. This is an increase from Schweitzer-Mauduit International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. Schweitzer-Mauduit International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 65.37%.

Separately, DA Davidson began coverage on shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $47.00 target price for the company.

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In other news, Director Jeffrey Keenan bought 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $38.64 per share, for a total transaction of $386,400.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 25,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $966,000. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.84% of the company’s stock.

About Schweitzer-Mauduit International

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc (SWM) is a diversified producer of engineered solutions and materials for a variety of industries. The Company has two operating product line segments: Engineered Papers, and Advanced Materials and Structures. As of December 31, 2016, the Company conducted business in over 90 countries and operate 18 production locations across the world, with facilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Russia, Brazil, China and Poland.

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