News stories about Brady (NYSE:BRC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brady earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.1616264953128 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research firms have issued reports on BRC. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Brady from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. Bank of America cut shares of Brady from a “buy” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Monday, July 16th.

Brady opened at $37.55 on Friday, MarketBeat reports. Brady has a 12-month low of $31.70 and a 12-month high of $40.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.46, a PEG ratio of 2.31 and a beta of 1.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a quick ratio of 1.71 and a current ratio of 2.34.

Brady (NYSE:BRC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 24th. The industrial products company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49. The firm had revenue of $298.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $292.07 million. Brady had a net margin of 6.98% and a return on equity of 14.23%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.43 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Brady will post 1.99 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 31st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 10th were paid a dividend of $0.2075 per share. This represents a $0.83 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, July 9th. Brady’s payout ratio is 47.43%.

In other news, VP Bentley Curran sold 13,790 shares of Brady stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.61, for a total transaction of $546,221.90. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 41,189 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,631,496.29. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Frank W. Harris sold 2,000 shares of Brady stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.94, for a total transaction of $79,880.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 26,690 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,065,998.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 28,457 shares of company stock worth $1,139,225 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 15.60% of the company’s stock.

Brady Company Profile

Brady Corporation manufactures and supplies identification solutions (IDS) and workplace safety (WPS) products to identify and protect premises, products, and people in the United States and internationally. The IDS segment offers safety signs, pipe markers, labeling systems, spill control products, and lockout/tagout devices for facility identification and protection; materials and printing systems for product identification, brand protection labeling, work in process labeling, and finished product identification; and hand-held printers, wire markers, sleeves, and tags for wire identification, as well as software and services for safety compliance auditing, procedure writing, and training.

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