News coverage about Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) has been trending positive recently, according to AlphaOne. The research firm, a division of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Armstrong World Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.45 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news articles about the construction company an impact score of 91 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Alpha One’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI)

Several research firms have issued reports on AWI. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Armstrong World Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, June 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Armstrong World Industries in a research note on Thursday. Instinet restated a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective on shares of Armstrong World Industries in a research note on Friday, April 14th. Finally, Nomura began coverage on Armstrong World Industries in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $55.00 price objective on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $43.75.

Shares of Armstrong World Industries (AWI) traded down 0.67% during trading on Friday, hitting $44.20. The stock had a trading volume of 473,572 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $44.41 and its 200 day moving average price is $43.38. Armstrong World Industries has a 52 week low of $36.33 and a 52 week high of $48.00. The company has a market capitalization of $2.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.95 and a beta of 1.65.

Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 1st. The construction company reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.56 by $0.01. Armstrong World Industries had a return on equity of 51.25% and a net margin of 11.48%. The business had revenue of $315.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $298.69 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.47 EPS. Armstrong World Industries’s quarterly revenue was up 9.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that Armstrong World Industries will post $2.68 earnings per share for the current 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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