Griffon Co. (NYSE:GFF) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 31st, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.07 per share by the conglomerate on Thursday, March 22nd. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 21st.
Griffon has increased its dividend by an average of 24.4% annually over the last three years and has increased its dividend annually for the last 7 consecutive years.
Shares of Griffon (NYSE GFF) traded down $0.20 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $19.30. 158,686 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 129,264. Griffon has a fifty-two week low of $17.60 and a fifty-two week high of $25.15. The company has a quick ratio of 2.06, a current ratio of 2.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.85. The stock has a market capitalization of $949.34, a P/E ratio of 25.32 and a beta of 1.39.
Griffon (NYSE:GFF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The conglomerate reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by ($0.08). Griffon had a net margin of 1.83% and a return on equity of 7.94%. The company had revenue of $437.30 million for the quarter.
In other Griffon news, Director Louis J. Grabowsky purchased 2,500 shares of Griffon stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 2nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of $18.33 per share, for a total transaction of $45,825.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 32,594 shares in the company, valued at approximately $597,448.02. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 24.80% of the company’s stock.
Separately, Sidoti assumed coverage on shares of Griffon in a research report on Friday, March 9th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock.
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Griffon Corporation is a management and holding company that conducts business through its subsidiaries. The Company operates through two segments: Home & Building Products (HBP) and Telephonics Corporation (Telephonics). The HBP segment consists of three companies: The AMES Companies, Inc (AMES), Clopay Building Products Company, Inc (CBP) and ClosetMaid LLC (ClosetMaid).
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