News headlines about MOCON (NASDAQ:MOCO) have trended positive this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MOCON earned a news impact score of 0.35 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 2 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment’s scoring:

MOCON (NASDAQ:MOCO) traded up 0.084% on Tuesday, hitting $29.725. The stock had a trading volume of 331,876 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $21.47 and its 200-day moving average price is $18.77. The company has a market cap of $174.01 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.564 and a beta of 0.61. MOCON has a 12-month low of $13.02 and a 12-month high of $30.15.

MOCON (NASDAQ:MOCO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 1st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter. The firm earned $16.89 million during the quarter. MOCON had a return on equity of 10.15% and a net margin of 5.68%.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, May 19th will be issued a $0.12 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 17th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.61%. This is an increase from MOCON’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. MOCON’s dividend payout ratio is currently 72.13%.

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MOCON Company Profile

MOCON, Inc designs, manufactures, markets and services products, and provides consulting services, primarily in the test and measurement, analytical instrument and services markets. The Company’s segments are Permeation Products and Services (Permeation), Package Testing Products and Services (Package Testing), and Industrial Analyzer Products and Services and Other (Industrial Analyzers and Other).

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