Media headlines about EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EnPro Industries earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.6240293949517 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of EnPro Industries (NYSE NPO) opened at $90.42 on Friday. EnPro Industries has a 12-month low of $61.36 and a 12-month high of $91.38. The company has a market capitalization of $1,893.30, a PE ratio of 49.88, a P/E/G ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 2.27 and a quick ratio of 1.59.

EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The industrial products company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.89 by ($0.16). EnPro Industries had a net margin of 40.74% and a return on equity of 7.92%. The firm had revenue of $343.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $324.00 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.28 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 17.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that EnPro Industries will post 2.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 6th will be given a $0.22 dividend. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 5th. EnPro Industries’s payout ratio is 3.82%.

EnPro Industries announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Monday, October 30th that permits the company to repurchase $50.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the industrial products company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on NPO. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of EnPro Industries in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. FBR & Co set a $100.00 target price on EnPro Industries and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Oppenheimer boosted their target price on EnPro Industries from $85.00 to $100.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of EnPro Industries in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered EnPro Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. EnPro Industries currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $95.00.

In other EnPro Industries news, insider Stephen E. Macadam sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.06, for a total transaction of $2,101,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 194,447 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,345,214.82. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

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EnPro Industries Company Profile

EnPro Industries, Inc is engaged in the designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing engineered industrial products. It operates through three segments. The Sealing Products segment includes three operating divisions: Garlock, which designs, manufactures and sells sealing products; Technetics, which designs, manufactures and sells metal seals and elastomeric seals, among others, and Stemco LP (Stemco), which designs, manufactures and sells heavy-duty truck wheel-end components and systems.

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