Media stories about Chase (NYSEMKT:CCF) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Chase earned a news impact score of 0.04 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 86 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Chase (NYSEMKT CCF) traded up 1.17% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $112.20. 49,641 shares of the company traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average is $106.55 and its 200 day moving average is $94.56. Chase has a 52-week low of $55.54 and a 52-week high of $116.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.41 and a beta of 1.64.

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In other news, insider Peter R. Chase sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.11, for a total value of $48,055.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 499,803 shares in the company, valued at approximately $48,036,066.33. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Peter R. Chase sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $104.00, for a total value of $104,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 499,803 shares in the company, valued at $51,979,512. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 3,700 shares of company stock worth $367,155.

About Chase

Chase Corporation is engaged in manufacturing of protective materials for reliability applications. The Company’s operating segments include industrial materials segment and construction materials segment. The Industrial Materials segment includes specified products that are used in, or integrated into, another company’s product, with demand typically dependent upon general economic conditions.

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