News coverage about Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE:FBHS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fortune Brands Home & Security earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.0311531566177 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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NYSE FBHS traded up $0.57 on Monday, hitting $58.92. The stock had a trading volume of 1,148,662 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,597,269. Fortune Brands Home & Security has a 52-week low of $56.59 and a 52-week high of $73.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 1.77 and a quick ratio of 1.13. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,866.31, a PE ratio of 19.13, a P/E/G ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.39.

Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE:FBHS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.80 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.80. Fortune Brands Home & Security had a net margin of 8.95% and a return on equity of 18.73%. The business had revenue of $1.38 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.39 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.71 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Fortune Brands Home & Security will post 3.63 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts recently commented on FBHS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Loop Capital started coverage on shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $77.00 price target on the stock. Gabelli upgraded shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Barclays dropped their price target on shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security from $71.00 to $70.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Nomura dropped their price target on shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security from $78.00 to $74.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $73.00.

In other Fortune Brands Home & Security news, Director Ronald V. Waters sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $57.43, for a total value of $287,150.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 1.71% of the company’s stock.

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About Fortune Brands Home & Security

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides home and security products for residential home repair, remodeling, new construction, and security applications. It operates in four segments: Cabinets, Plumbing, Doors, and Security. The Cabinets segment manufactures custom, semi-custom, and stock cabinetry, as well as vanities for the kitchen, bath, and other parts of the home directly to kitchen and bath dealers, home centers, wholesalers, and builders in North America.

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