Headlines about Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Schweitzer-Mauduit International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2115368947252 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th.
Shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International stock opened at $40.66 on Friday. Schweitzer-Mauduit International has a 12-month low of $36.26 and a 12-month high of $48.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 2.94 and a quick ratio of 1.89. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,240.70, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.79, a P/E/G ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 1.31.
Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.03. Schweitzer-Mauduit International had a net margin of 3.50% and a return on equity of 17.91%. The company had revenue of $235.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $224.80 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.80 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 18.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Schweitzer-Mauduit International will post 3.38 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 2nd were paid a dividend of $0.43 per share. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.23%. This is a boost from Schweitzer-Mauduit International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 1st. Schweitzer-Mauduit International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 54.09%.
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About Schweitzer-Mauduit International
Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineered solutions and advanced materials for various industries worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Engineered Papers and Advanced Materials & Structures. The Engineered Papers segment produces and sells cigarette papers, reconstituted tobacco leaf, and wrapper and binder products to cigarette and cigar manufacturers; and other non-tobacco paper products.