Powell Industries (POWL) Receiving Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about Powell Industries (NASDAQ:POWL) have been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Powell Industries earned a media sentiment score of -1.13 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news articles about the industrial products company an news buzz score of 6 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

POWL has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of Powell Industries from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 25th. Sidoti upgraded shares of Powell Industries from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 28th.

NASDAQ:POWL traded down $0.30 on Friday, hitting $27.60. The stock had a trading volume of 35,806 shares, compared to its average volume of 23,018. Powell Industries has a 1-year low of $26.16 and a 1-year high of $41.42.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 19th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 21st will be issued a $0.26 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 20th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.77%.

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About Powell Industries

Powell Industries, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and services custom-engineered equipment and systems for the distribution, control, and monitoring of electrical energy. The company's principal products include integrated power control room substations, custom-engineered modules, electrical houses, medium-voltage circuit breakers, monitoring and control communications systems, motor control centers, and bus duct systems, as well as traditional and arc-resistant distribution switchgears and control gears.

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