Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact L.B. Foster (FSTR) Stock Price
Press coverage about L.B. Foster (NASDAQ:FSTR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. L.B. Foster earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.0818019024199 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of L.B. Foster (NASDAQ:FSTR) opened at 20.35 on Monday. The stock’s market cap is $210.46 million. L.B. Foster has a 12-month low of $9.25 and a 12-month high of $22.00. The company’s 50-day moving average is $18.79 and its 200-day moving average is $17.30.
L.B. Foster (NASDAQ:FSTR) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The basic materials company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.32. The company had revenue of $144.86 million during the quarter. L.B. Foster had a negative net margin of 9.83% and a negative return on equity of 27.82%. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that L.B. Foster will post ($0.81) earnings per share for the current year.
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About L.B. Foster
L.B. Foster Company is a manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of products and services for the rail, construction, energy and utility markets. The Company’s segments include Rail Products and Services, Construction Products, and Tubular and Energy Services. Its Rail Products segment provides a range of new and used rail, trackwork and accessories to railroads, mines and industry.
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