Media coverage about Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Federal Signal earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the conglomerate an impact score of 49.4765258987415 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

NYSE:FSS traded up $0.30 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $26.46. 268,379 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 233,430. The stock has a market cap of $1.57 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.13 and a beta of 1.34. Federal Signal has a 12-month low of $18.37 and a 12-month high of $28.32. The company has a current ratio of 2.15, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50.

Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The conglomerate reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.12. Federal Signal had a net margin of 7.97% and a return on equity of 15.24%. The business had revenue of $291.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $271.83 million. equities analysts forecast that Federal Signal will post 1.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 28th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 14th were given a dividend of $0.08 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, August 13th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.21%. Federal Signal’s payout ratio is presently 37.65%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Federal Signal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 24th.

Federal Signal Company Profile

Federal Signal Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and supplies a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial, and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Environmental Solutions Group and Safety and Security Systems Group.

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