News coverage about Bel Fuse (NASDAQ:BELFB) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bel Fuse earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.008796364592 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered Bel Fuse from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th.

Bel Fuse (NASDAQ BELFB) traded down 1.81% during trading on Friday, reaching $32.55. The company had a trading volume of 29,666 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $27.56 and a 200-day moving average of $25.29. Bel Fuse has a 12 month low of $21.65 and a 12 month high of $33.60. The company has a market capitalization of $392.00 million, a P/E ratio of 23.02 and a beta of 0.90.

Bel Fuse (NASDAQ:BELFB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The electronics maker reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.25. The company had revenue of $131.62 million during the quarter. Bel Fuse had a return on equity of 11.61% and a net margin of 3.44%. Equities research analysts expect that Bel Fuse will post $1.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 12th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.86%. Bel Fuse’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 20.59%.

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About Bel Fuse

Bel Fuse Inc (Bel) designs, manufactures and markets a range of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits. The Company’s products include magnetic solutions, power solutions and protection, and connectivity solutions. The Company’s operating segments are North America, Asia and Europe.

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