Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

News coverage about Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Armstrong World Industries earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the construction company an impact score of 47.5027390774609 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several research analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub lowered Armstrong World Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. ValuEngine lowered Armstrong World Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. TheStreet upgraded Armstrong World Industries from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Armstrong World Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, June 1st. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised their price objective on shares of Armstrong World Industries from $52.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Armstrong World Industries presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $45.43.

Armstrong World Industries (NYSE AWI) opened at 45.30 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $45.97 and a 200 day moving average of $44.68. Armstrong World Industries has a 12-month low of $36.38 and a 12-month high of $49.55. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.71 and a beta of 1.65.

Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The construction company reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.04. Armstrong World Industries had a net margin of 13.24% and a return on equity of 49.73%. The business had revenue of $330.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $330.92 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.56 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Armstrong World Industries will post $2.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Armstrong World Industries Company Profile

Armstrong World Industries, Inc (AWI) is a global producer of ceiling systems. The Company owns and operates the Building Products (Ceilings) segment. The Company designs, manufactures and sells ceiling systems (primarily mineral fiber, fiberglass wool and metal) around the world. Its products are used in commercial and institutional buildings.

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