News articles about Ituran (NASDAQ:ITRN) have trended somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ituran earned a news impact score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.4569424860659 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

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Shares of Ituran stock traded up $0.40 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $32.80. 4,753 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 54,544. Ituran has a 52-week low of $28.50 and a 52-week high of $38.00. The firm has a market cap of $678.32, a PE ratio of 15.65 and a beta of 0.83.

Ituran (NASDAQ:ITRN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The industrial products company reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter. Ituran had a return on equity of 34.76% and a net margin of 18.36%. The company had revenue of $61.29 million for the quarter. analysts forecast that Ituran will post 2.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 11th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 27th were given a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.93%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, March 26th. Ituran’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 45.93%.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on ITRN. Zacks Investment Research raised Ituran from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. BidaskClub lowered Ituran from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd.

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About Ituran

Ituran Location and Control Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides location-based services and wireless communications products in Israel, Brazil, Argentina, and the United States. The company's Location-Based Services segment provides stolen vehicle recovery and tracking services, which enable to locate, track, and recover stolen vehicles for its subscribers; fleet management services that enable corporate and individual customers to track and manage their vehicles in real time; and personal locator services that allow customers to protect valuable merchandise and equipment.

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