Schweitzer-Mauduit International (SWM) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows
News articles about Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Schweitzer-Mauduit International earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.618178779699 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.
Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE SWM) opened at 38.04 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1.17 billion, a PE ratio of 16.33 and a beta of 1.19. Schweitzer-Mauduit International has a 12-month low of $35.31 and a 12-month high of $47.01. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $37.91 and its 200 day moving average is $40.27.
Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.08. Schweitzer-Mauduit International had a net margin of 8.00% and a return on equity of 18.00%. The business had revenue of $255.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $243.50 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.93 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Schweitzer-Mauduit International will post $3.15 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, August 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.42 per share. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.42%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 23rd. Schweitzer-Mauduit International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 72.10%.
In related news, Director Jeffrey Keenan acquired 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $37.85 per share, for a total transaction of $75,700.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 19,000 shares in the company, valued at $719,150. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. 1.84% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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About Schweitzer-Mauduit International
Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc (SWM) is a diversified producer of engineered solutions and materials for a variety of industries. The Company has two operating product line segments: Engineered Papers, and Advanced Materials and Structures. As of December 31, 2016, the Company conducted business in over 90 countries and operate 18 production locations across the world, with facilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Russia, Brazil, China and Poland.
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