In a latest financial announcement, Acme United (ACU) - a renowned company in the industrial goods sector, has declared that it will pay a dividend of $0.14 per share with a record date of July 24, 2023. The ex-dividend date is set for June 30, 2023. This dividend distribution mirrors the last payout of $0.14 per share, which was dispensed on April 21, 2023.
In the investment world, dividends are seen as a key indicator of a company's financial health and its profitability. Companies that consistently pay dividends are generally considered financially stable, which can create investor confidence and attract potential shareholders.
The company's announcement also highlights key dates, namely the ex-dividend and the record date. It's worth noting these as they play a significant role in who receives the forthcoming dividend payment.
The ex-dividend date, scheduled for June 30, 2023, is particularly important for investors to keep in mind. This is the date after which any purchased stocks will not include the rights to the next dividend payment. Simply put, if an investor buys the stocks on or after the ex-dividend date, they will not receive the upcoming dividend. Instead, that dividend is 'repossessed' by the seller.
The record date (July 24, 2023) is the date by which you must officially own shares of Acme United to be entitled to the dividend. Any changes in stock ownership on or after this date do not affect the dividend payment.
The consistent dividend of $0.14 per share indicates Acme United's steady approach to returning capital to shareholders. This can be seen as a positive sign for investors, as it signals the company's strong cash position and its ability to generate consistent earnings.
It's worth noting that a stable and predictable dividend often hints at a company's underlying financial strength. However, investors should also look at other performance indicators and financial metrics to get a complete picture of the company's financial status.
Investors interested in purchasing Acme United shares with the aim of earning dividends should take action before the ex-dividend date of June 30, 2023. The consistent dividend payout indicates a positive cash flow status of the company, which could be a promising sign for prospective and current shareholders. However, every investment decision should be made after considering various factors, and dividends are just one aspect of the company's overall financial health.
As we move towards the record date, it will be interesting to monitor Acme United's performance and see if the company continues to maintain its dividend payout amid the dynamic market conditions.
Expect a price pull-back in the near future.
ACU moved below its 50-day moving average on September 19, 2023 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.
The 10-day moving average for ACU crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on September 11, 2023. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 19 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where ACU declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator for ACU entered a downward trend on September 19, 2023. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
The RSI Oscillator points to a transition from a downward trend to an upward trend -- in cases where ACU's RSI Indicator exited the oversold zone, of 17 resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on September 15, 2023. You may want to consider a long position or call options on ACU as a result. In of 117 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for ACU just turned positive on September 18, 2023. Looking at past instances where ACU's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 64 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a +1 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where ACU advanced for three days, in of 259 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
ACU may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (1.203) is normal, around the industry mean (9.773). P/E Ratio (25.641) is within average values for comparable stocks, (184.513). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.536) is also within normal values, averaging (4.324). Dividend Yield (0.020) settles around the average of (0.026) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (0.522) is also within normal values, averaging (101.753).
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. ACU’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating well-balanced risk and returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 82, placing this stock slightly better than average.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating weak sales and an unprofitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
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A.I.dvisor tells us that ACU and NWL have been poorly correlated (+20% of the time) for the last year. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is low statistical probability that ACU and NWL's prices will move in lockstep.