CSS Industries Inc. (NYSE:CSS) was downgraded by equities researchers at TheStreet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday.

CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) traded up 0.12% on Tuesday, hitting $25.01. 13,922 shares of the stock traded hands. CSS Industries has a 12-month low of $24.12 and a 12-month high of $31.45. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $25.77 and a 200 day moving average price of $27.06. The stock has a market cap of $226.94 million, a P/E ratio of 13.40 and a beta of 1.17.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 1st were issued a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.20%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 30th. CSS Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.01%.

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In other CSS Industries news, EVP Vincent A. Paccapaniccia sold 5,466 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.32, for a total value of $138,399.12. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 26,917 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $681,538.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Vincent A. Paccapaniccia sold 2,427 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.05, for a total transaction of $60,796.35. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 22,334 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $559,466.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 7.80% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

CSS Industries Company Profile

CSS Industries, Inc is a consumer products company, which is engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of non-durable all occasion and seasonal social expression products, principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. The Company’s occasion and seasonal products include classroom exchange Valentines, infant products, journals, buttons, gift wrap, floral accessories, craft and educational products, Easter egg dyes and novelties, memory books, scrapbooks, stickers, stationery and other items.

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