News coverage about Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Apogee Enterprises earned a news impact score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.7009130531453 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ APOG) opened at $45.00 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,278.77, a PE ratio of 16.19, a P/E/G ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 1.62. Apogee Enterprises has a 12-month low of $40.03 and a 12-month high of $61.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.79 and a quick ratio of 1.32.

Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 21st. The industrial products company reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by ($0.14). The company had revenue of $356.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $373.35 million. Apogee Enterprises had a return on equity of 17.99% and a net margin of 6.24%. The company’s revenue was up 30.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.78 EPS. analysts expect that Apogee Enterprises will post 3.05 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 30th will be given a $0.1575 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 29th. This represents a $0.63 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.40%. This is a positive change from Apogee Enterprises’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. Apogee Enterprises’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 20.14%.

Apogee Enterprises declared that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Tuesday, January 9th that authorizes the company to repurchase 1,000,000 shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the industrial products company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

Several research firms recently commented on APOG. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Apogee Enterprises from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. BidaskClub lowered Apogee Enterprises from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $61.00.

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About Apogee Enterprises

Apogee Enterprises, Inc is engaged in the design and development of glass solutions for enclosing commercial buildings and framing art. The Company operates through four segments: Architectural Glass, Architectural Services, Architectural Framing Systems and Large-Scale Optical Technologies (LSO). The Architectural Glass segment fabricates coated glass used in customized window and wall systems.

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