Media headlines about Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Federal Signal earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the conglomerate an impact score of 47.1361654498754 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Several research firms recently commented on FSS. Zacks Investment Research raised Federal Signal from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 6th. ValuEngine cut Federal Signal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Federal Signal presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $22.50.

Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) opened at $19.60 on Friday. Federal Signal has a 1-year low of $13.07 and a 1-year high of $23.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 2.37 and a quick ratio of 1.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,174.79, a PE ratio of 25.44 and a beta of 1.30.

Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The conglomerate reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.03. Federal Signal had a return on equity of 11.39% and a net margin of 5.30%. The company had revenue of $249.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $240.30 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.17 earnings per share. Federal Signal’s revenue was up 33.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Federal Signal will post 0.81 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 14th were issued a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 13th. Federal Signal’s dividend payout ratio is 38.36%.

In other Federal Signal news, Director Brenda Reichelderfer sold 8,279 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.76, for a total value of $171,872.04. Following the transaction, the director now owns 69,388 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,440,494.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Dennis J. Martin sold 45,172 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.90, for a total value of $989,266.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 110,172 shares of company stock worth $2,338,207. 4.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Federal Signal Company Profile

Federal Signal Corporation designs, manufactures and supplies a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. The Company’s segments include the Environmental Solutions Group and the Safety and Security Systems Group. Its Environmental Solutions Group manufactures and supplies a range of street sweeper vehicles, sewer cleaner and vacuum loader trucks, hydro-excavation trucks and waterblasting equipment.

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