Headlines about Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Entegris earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.9881904924919 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) – Stock to Watch – Nasdaq Journal (nasdaqjournal.com)
- Entegris, Inc. (ENTG) – Investors Roundup – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Entegris (ENTG) Stock Rating Upgraded by Citigroup (americanbankingnews.com)
- Brokers Issue Forecasts for Entegris Inc’s Q1 2018 Earnings (ENTG) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Volatile Stock to Watch – Entegris Inc (NASDAQ: ENTG) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
Shares of Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) opened at $33.05 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.43, a current ratio of 3.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. The stock has a market cap of $4,567.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 56.02, a P/E/G ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.51. Entegris has a 12 month low of $20.85 and a 12 month high of $35.35.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 21st. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be paid a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 30th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.85%. Entegris’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.73%.
A number of research analysts have recently commented on ENTG shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Entegris from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Dougherty & Co boosted their target price on shares of Entegris from $36.00 to $37.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price (up from $35.00) on shares of Entegris in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Craig Hallum raised shares of Entegris from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities started coverage on shares of Entegris in a research report on Friday, December 15th. They set a “buy” rating and a $37.00 target price on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Entegris presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.77.
In related news, Director Michael A. Bradley sold 5,000 shares of Entegris stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total value of $150,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 65,557 shares in the company, valued at $1,966,710. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Paul L. H. Olson sold 3,000 shares of Entegris stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.21, for a total transaction of $90,630.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 45,364 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,370,446.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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Entegris, Inc is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Advanced Materials Handling (AMH) and Microcontamination Control (MC).
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