Park-Ohio (PKOH) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News headlines about Park-Ohio (NASDAQ:PKOH) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Park-Ohio earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.7184908295699 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Park-Ohio (PKOH) traded up $0.55 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $42.95. The company had a trading volume of 50,789 shares, compared to its average volume of 22,979. The firm has a market capitalization of $538.55, a P/E ratio of 18.76 and a beta of 3.13. Park-Ohio has a fifty-two week low of $34.25 and a fifty-two week high of $47.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a current ratio of 2.43.

Park-Ohio (NASDAQ:PKOH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 5th. The industrial products company reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $366.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $356.10 million. Park-Ohio had a return on equity of 15.04% and a net margin of 2.02%. analysts anticipate that Park-Ohio will post 3.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, February 15th were paid a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 14th. Park-Ohio’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 21.83%.

PKOH has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Park-Ohio from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. BidaskClub raised Park-Ohio from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 29th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $41.00.

In related news, COO Matthew V. Crawford sold 4,122 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.38, for a total value of $182,934.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 997,433 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $44,266,076.54. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 31.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Park-Ohio Company Profile

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. is a diversified international company providing supply chain management outsourcing services, capital equipment used on their production lines and manufactured components used to assemble its products. The Company operates in three segments: Supply Technologies, Assembly Components and Engineered Products.

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