News headlines about Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cooper Tire & Rubber earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 48.1667875997854 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) traded up 0.97% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $36.35. The company had a trading volume of 989,926 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $36.67 and its 200-day moving average price is $38.73. The stock has a market cap of $1.92 billion, a PE ratio of 8.99 and a beta of -0.02. Cooper Tire & Rubber has a 12 month low of $33.11 and a 12 month high of $44.50.

Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 4th. The company reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.11. Cooper Tire & Rubber had a net margin of 7.54% and a return on equity of 20.38%. The business had revenue of $720.75 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $775 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.27 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Cooper Tire & Rubber will post $3.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a $0.105 dividend. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. Cooper Tire & Rubber’s dividend payout ratio is currently 11.67%.

Several analysts have recently commented on CTB shares. Standpoint Research raised Cooper Tire & Rubber from a “hold” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised Cooper Tire & Rubber from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. BidaskClub raised Cooper Tire & Rubber from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of Cooper Tire & Rubber in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Northcoast Research cut Cooper Tire & Rubber from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $41.40.

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Profile

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is a manufacturer and marketer of replacement tires. The Company specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle, and racing tires. The Company operates through four segments: North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

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