Armstrong World Industries (AWI) was Upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Mkts to ” Overweight”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Sector Weight ” on the company shares. KeyBanc Capital Mkts advised their investors in a research report released on Aug 5, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Armstrong World Industries. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Aug 1, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 47 from a previous price target of $45 .Armstrong World Industries was Downgraded by Goldman to ” Sell” on Jul 12, 2016. Armstrong World Industries was Resumed by JP Morgan to “Neutral” on May 16, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, Armstrong World Industries reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06 according to the earnings call on Jul 29, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.50. The company had revenue of $314.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $310.89 million. The company’s revenue was down -50.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.53 EPS.
Armstrong World Industries closed down -0.42 points or -0.97% at $43 with 5,66,245 shares getting traded on Thursday. Post opening the session at $43.5, the shares hit an intraday low of $42.76 and an intraday high of $43.54 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Thursday session in Red.
In a different news, on Aug 19, 2015, Stephen F Mcnamara (Vice President and Controller) sold 2,000 shares at $60.15 per share price.
Armstrong World Industries Inc. is a producer of flooring products and ceiling systems for use in the construction and renovation of residential commercial and institutional buildings. The Company operates in four segments: Building Products which produces suspended mineral fiber soft fiber and metal ceiling systems for use in commercial institutional and residential settings; Resilient Flooring which produces and sources a range of floor coverings for homes and commercial and institutional buildings and Wood Flooring segment produces and sources wood flooring products for use in new residential construction and renovation with commercial applications in stores restaurants and high-end offices. Its brands include Armstrong Alterna BBT BioBased Tile BioGuard Bruce Cirrus Dune Excelon Huiyi Imperial Initiator Laurel Luxe Plank Medintech MetalWorks Optima Perla Plano Stonetex Station Square ToughGuard Ultima and WoodWorks among others.