Mobile Mini (MINI) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.15

Media coverage about Mobile Mini (NASDAQ:MINI) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Mobile Mini earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.4406449086605 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

MINI has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Mobile Mini from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Mobile Mini from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 target price on shares of Mobile Mini in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $34.00 target price on Mobile Mini and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, September 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.75.

Mobile Mini (NASDAQ:MINI) traded up 0.79% during trading on Friday, reaching $31.85. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 427,922 shares. Mobile Mini has a one year low of $23.40 and a one year high of $37.05. The firm has a market cap of $1.41 billion, a PE ratio of 27.46 and a beta of 2.22. The company has a 50-day moving average of $30.51 and a 200 day moving average of $29.70.

Mobile Mini (NASDAQ:MINI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 21st. The industrial products company reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by ($0.02). Mobile Mini had a return on equity of 7.52% and a net margin of 10.03%. The company had revenue of $126.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $126.03 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.25 earnings per share. Mobile Mini’s quarterly revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Mobile Mini will post $1.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 16th were paid a dividend of $0.227 per share. This represents a $0.91 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, August 14th. Mobile Mini’s dividend payout ratio is 78.45%.

In other Mobile Mini news, Director Lawrence Trachtenberg sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.59, for a total transaction of $315,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 38,181 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,206,137.79. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Mark Funk sold 15,997 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.25, for a total transaction of $483,909.25. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 170,291 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,151,302.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 156,065 shares of company stock valued at $4,832,212 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 6.50% of the company’s stock.

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Mobile Mini Company Profile

Mobile Mini, Inc is a provider of portable storage solutions. The Company, through its subsidiary, Evergreen Tank Solutions, Inc (ETS), is a provider of specialty containment solutions in the United States. The Company manages its business as two portable storage solutions business segments, North America and the U.K., and one specialty containment business segment.

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