News articles about WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WD-40 earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.1982868276729 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

WDFC has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered WD-40 from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. BidaskClub raised WD-40 from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 10th. Finally, FBR & Co reaffirmed a “marketperform” rating on shares of WD-40 in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $111.50.

WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) traded down 1.05% during trading on Friday, reaching $103.95. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 53,594 shares. The stock has a market cap of $1.46 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.09 and a beta of 0.73. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $107.63 and its 200-day moving average price is $107.42. WD-40 has a 1-year low of $100.60 and a 1-year high of $121.10.

WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 10th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.11. WD-40 had a return on equity of 39.64% and a net margin of 13.85%. The firm had revenue of $98.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $99.09 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.88 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 1.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that WD-40 will post $3.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 21st were paid a dividend of $0.49 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, July 19th. This represents a $1.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.89%. WD-40’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 52.97%.

In other news, VP Jay Rembolt sold 621 shares of WD-40 stock in a transaction on Friday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.00, for a total value of $67,068.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 36,428 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,934,224. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. In the last quarter, insiders sold 1,854 shares of company stock worth $203,928. Corporate insiders own 3.90% of the company’s stock.

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WD-40 Company Profile

WD-40 Company is a global company engaged in developing and selling products, which solve problems in workshops, factories and homes. The Company’s segments include the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific. The Company’s Americas segment includes the United States, Canada and Latin America.

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