News headlines about Powell Industries (NASDAQ:POWL) have been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Powell Industries earned a coverage optimism score of -1.13 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave headlines about the industrial products company an news buzz score of 6 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Powell Industries from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, September 1st. Sidoti raised shares of Powell Industries from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 28th.

Shares of NASDAQ:POWL traded down $0.30 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $27.60. The stock had a trading volume of 35,806 shares, compared to its average volume of 23,018. Powell Industries has a 1 year low of $26.16 and a 1 year high of $41.42.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 19th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 21st will be given a $0.26 dividend. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 20th.

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Powell Industries Company Profile

Powell Industries, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and services custom-engineered equipment and systems for the distribution, control, and monitoring of electrical energy. The company's principal products include integrated power control room substations, custom-engineered modules, electrical houses, medium-voltage circuit breakers, monitoring and control communications systems, motor control centers, and bus duct systems, as well as traditional and arc-resistant distribution switchgears and control gears.

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