Media stories about Lydall (NYSE:LDL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lydall earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.479520402199 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Lydall (LDL) opened at $51.25 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.67, a quick ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The firm has a market capitalization of $883.65, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.19 and a beta of 1.64. Lydall has a 1 year low of $45.45 and a 1 year high of $63.20.
Lydall (NYSE:LDL) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The auto parts company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.69 by ($0.08). The firm had revenue of $180.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $172.21 million. Lydall had a net margin of 6.00% and a return on equity of 15.22%. The firm’s revenue was up 15.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Lydall will post 2.76 earnings per share for the current year.
LDL has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Sidoti raised Lydall from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised Lydall from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $62.50.
In other Lydall news, SVP Chad A. Mcdaniel sold 10,912 shares of Lydall stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.68, for a total transaction of $607,580.16. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director S Carl Soderstrom, Jr. sold 1,588 shares of Lydall stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $87,340.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 20,121 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,106,655. 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 currently 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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