Media stories about EnerSys (NYSE:ENS) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news 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 closest to one being the most favorable. EnerSys earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.8819084289104 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Several research firms have issued reports on ENS. TheStreet cut EnerSys from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. ValuEngine cut EnerSys from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut EnerSys from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Sidoti raised EnerSys from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $81.33.
Shares of NYSE:ENS opened at $80.36 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a quick ratio of 2.53 and a current ratio of 3.47. EnerSys has a 12-month low of $61.33 and a 12-month high of $84.24. The firm has a market cap of $3.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.28, a PEG ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.48.
EnerSys (NYSE:ENS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 16th. The industrial products company reported $1.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.01. EnerSys had a net margin of 4.63% and a return on equity of 17.52%. The company had revenue of $683.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $669.19 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.28 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that EnerSys will post 5.34 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.175 per share. This represents a $0.70 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th. EnerSys’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 15.05%.
EnerSys manufactures, markets, and distributes industrial batteries. The company offers chargers, outdoor cabinet enclosures, power equipment, and battery accessories, as well as related after-market and customer-support services for industrial batteries. It also provides reserve power products that are used for backup power for the continuous operation of critical applications in telecommunications systems, uninterruptible power systems applications for computer and computer-controlled systems, and other specialty power applications, including medical and security systems, premium starting, lighting, and ignition applications, as well as in switchgear, electrical control systems used in electric utilities, large-scale energy storage, energy pipelines, commercial aircraft, satellites, military aircraft, submarines, ships, and tactical vehicles.
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