Acme United Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU)

$20.25 -1.37 (-6.34 %)
(As of 03/20/2018 07:21 AM ET)
Previous Close$21.62
Today's Range$20.25 - $23.30
52-Week Range$20.20 - $29.49
Volume8,221 shs
Average Volume5,895 shs
Market Capitalization$75.77 million
P/E Ratio14.26
Dividend Yield2.01%

About Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU)

Acme United logoAcme United Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, supplies cutting, measuring, first aid, and sharpening products to the school, home, office, hardware, sporting good, and industrial markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. The company offers scissors, rulers, pencil sharpeners, paper trimmers, lettering products, and math tools under the Westcott brand name. It also provides cutting tools for hardware and industrial, lawn and garden, food processing, sewing, and housewares channels under the Clauss brand. In addition, the company offers fixed blade, folding, carnivore X machete, ravenous tomahawk, heat sizzle, and wildfire knives, as well as tactical tools and trench multi tool products under the Camillus brand name; first pocket sharpeners under the Glide brand; fishing tools and knives under the Cuda brand; and sharpening tools for knives, scissors, chisels, skis, skates, and other edges under the DMT brand name. Further, it provides first aid kits, refills, and safety products under the First Aid Only brand; first aid kits, industrial stations and refills, and emergency medical travel and recreational kits under the Pac-Kit brand; first aid kits, emergency and disaster kits, and kit refills, as well as hearing, eye, head protection, and ergonomic supports and braces; and over-the-counter medications, including active ingredients aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen under the PhysiciansCare brand. The company sells its products directly, as well as through its independent manufacturer representatives to wholesale, contract, and retail stationery distributors; office supply super stores; school supply distributors; industrial distributors; wholesale florists; mass market retailers; and hardware chains. The company was formerly known as Acme Shear Company and changed its name to Acme United Corporation in 1971. Acme United Corporation was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business Support Supplies


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current RatioN/A
Quick RatioN/A


Trailing P/E Ratio14.2605633802817
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesN/A
Price / SalesN/A
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book ValueN/A
Price / BookN/A


Trailing EPS$1.42
Net IncomeN/A
Net Margins3.56%
Return on Equity9.64%
Return on Assets4.38%


Outstanding Shares3,370,000

Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Acme United's stock symbol?

Acme United trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)AMERICAN under the ticker symbol "ACU."

How often does Acme United pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Acme United?

Acme United announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 20th. Shareholders of record on Monday, January 8th will be given a dividend of $0.11 per share on Monday, January 29th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, January 5th. View Acme United's Dividend History.

How were Acme United's earnings last quarter?

Acme United Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February, 27th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $30.17 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $32.60 million. Acme United had a return on equity of 9.64% and a net margin of 3.56%. View Acme United's Earnings History.

Who are some of Acme United's key competitors?

Who are Acme United's key executives?

Acme United's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Mr. Walter C. Johnsen, Chairman & CEO (Age 67)
  • Mr. Brian S. Olschan, Pres, COO & Exec. Director (Age 61)
  • Mr. Paul G. Driscoll, VP, CFO, Sec. & Treasurer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Larry H. Buchtmann, VP of Technology
  • Mr. Rick Constantine, VP of Marketing - Clauss & Camillus Brands

Has Acme United been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about ACU stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Acme United earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.51 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are Acme United's major shareholders?

Acme United's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include North Star Investment Management Corp. (17.66%), CAPITAL MANAGEMENT CORP (5.14%), Capital Management Corp VA (4.47%), Royce & Associates LP (4.19%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (4.12%) and First Wilshire Securities Management Inc. (2.99%). Company insiders that own Acme United stock include Brian S Olschan, John Mcnicol, Paul G Driscoll, Richmond Y Holden Jr and Walter C Johnsen. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Acme United.

Which institutional investors are selling Acme United stock?

ACU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC and First Wilshire Securities Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Acme United company stock in the last year include Brian S Olschan, Richmond Y Holden Jr and Walter C Johnsen. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acme United.

Which institutional investors are buying Acme United stock?

ACU stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Management Corp VA, Mork Capital Management LLC, Royce & Associates LP, North Star Investment Management Corp., QCI Asset Management Inc. NY and Moors & Cabot Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acme United.

How do I buy shares of Acme United?

Shares of ACU can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Acme United's stock price today?

One share of ACU stock can currently be purchased for approximately $20.25.

How big of a company is Acme United?

Acme United has a market capitalization of $75.77 million.

How can I contact Acme United?

Acme United's mailing address is 55 Walls Dr, FAIRFIELD, CT 06824-5163, United States. The company can be reached via phone at +1-203-2546060.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Acme United (ACU)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  24 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  29 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  53
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Analyst Ratings

Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU) Analysts' Consensus Rating

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Consensus Rating: N/AN/ABuyBuy
Consensus Rating Score: N/AN/A3.003.00
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Consensus Price Target: N/AN/A$28.00$28.00
Price Target Upside: N/AN/A14.94% upside14.94% upside

Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU)

Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU) Analyst Ratings History

DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/31/2017DA DavidsonReiterated RatingBuy$28.00View Rating Details
8/10/2016Singular ResearchBoost Price TargetBuy$21.00 -> $24.50View Rating Details
(Data available from 3/20/2016 forward)


Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU) Earnings History and Estimates Chart

Earnings by Quarter for Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU)

Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN ACU) Earnings History by Quarter

DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/27/2018Q4 2017$0.23$0.16$32.60 million$30.17 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2017Q3 2017$0.52$0.32$37.00 million$33.79 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2017Q2 2017$1.00$0.75$45.20 million$38.85 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2017Q1 2017$0.18$0.18$27.60 million$27.75 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2017Q416$0.16$0.15$25.80 million$26.38 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q316$0.36$0.40$32.05 million$31.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2016Q216$0.78$0.91$37.15 million$41.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2016Q116$0.23$0.16$24.90 million$25.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$0.17$0.16$26.64 million$23.12 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/16/2015Q315$0.40$0.35$32.40 million$29.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2015Q215$0.76$0.74$36.40 million$34.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/17/2015Q115$0.13$0.12$24.50 million$22.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$0.19$0.19$27.40 million$24.67 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q3$0.35$0.34$22.10 million$30.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.71$0.72$31.60 million$33.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/17/2014Q1$0.11$0.11$19.06 million$19.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q4$0.15$0.15$19.50 million$21.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/18/2013Q313$0.29$0.29$22.50 million$22.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/19/2013Q2 2013$0.68$0.68$31.89 million$28.41 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/19/2013Q1 2013$0.11$0.10$19.50 million$17.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/8/2013Q4 2012$0.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/19/2012Q3 2012$0.26$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2012Q2 2012$0.56$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2012Q1 2012$0.05$0.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/1/2012Q4 2011$0.13$0.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2011Q3 2011$0.25$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2011Q2 2011$0.55$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2011Q1 2011$0.03$0.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/3/2011Q4 2010$0.14$0.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2010Q3 2010$0.28$0.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2010Q2 2010$0.50$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/16/2010Q1 2010$0.06$0.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2010Q4 2009$0.04$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2009Q3 2009$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2009Q2 2009$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2009Q1 2009$0.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2009Q4 2008$0.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2008Q3 2008$0.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/18/2008Q2 2008$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/18/2008Q1 2008$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/29/2008Q4 2007$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU) Earnings Estimates

2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.54
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20181$0.18$0.18$0.18
Q2 20181$0.82$0.82$0.82
Q3 20181$0.39$0.39$0.39
Q4 20181$0.15$0.15$0.15
(Earnings estimates data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU) Dividend Information

Most Recent Dividend:1/29/2018
Annual Dividend:$0.44
Dividend Yield:2.17%
Payout Ratio:30.99% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU)

Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN ACU) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Trades by Quarter for Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU)

Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN ACU) Insider Trades by Quarter

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
8/22/2017Walter C JohnsenCEOSell2,108$27.12$57,168.96307,610View SEC Filing  
8/21/2017Walter C JohnsenCEOSell2,104$27.12$57,060.48307,610View SEC Filing  
7/26/2017Richmond Y Holden JrDirectorSell450$27.58$12,411.0015,250View SEC Filing  
6/6/2017Brian S OlschanCOOSell3,010$28.07$84,490.7040,263View SEC Filing  
6/5/2017Brian S OlschanInsiderSell687$28.30$19,442.1040,263View SEC Filing  
5/26/2017Walter C JohnsenCEOSell1,393$27.51$38,321.43306,899View SEC Filing  
5/25/2017Walter C JohnsenCEOSell6,350$27.71$175,958.50307,706View SEC Filing  
4/25/2017John McnicolDirectorBuy66,500$0.18$11,970.00
4/22/2016Paul G DriscollCFOSell4,817$17.20$82,852.4026,750View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016Brian S OlschanCOOSell175$17.50$3,062.5039,750View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Brian S OlschanInsiderSell174$17.50$3,045.0039,750View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Walter C. JohnsenCEOSell4,240$16.65$70,596.00313,022View SEC Filing  
10/13/2015Brian S. OlschanCOOSell2,293$18.25$41,847.2539,576View SEC Filing  
7/17/2015Brian S OlschanCOOSell2,900$18.27$52,983.00View SEC Filing  
6/26/2015Brian S OlschanCOOSell2,871$18.25$52,395.75View SEC Filing  
6/9/2015Richmond Y Holden JrDirectorSell3,800$18.02$68,476.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2015Brian S OlschanInsiderSell804$18.45$14,833.80View SEC Filing  
5/4/2015Brian S OlschanInsiderSell100$18.55$1,855.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2015Brian S OlschanInsiderSell49$18.55$908.95View SEC Filing  
4/29/2015Brian S OlschanCOOSell1,042$18.61$19,391.62View SEC Filing  
3/20/2015Walter C JohnsenCEOSell6,434$18.45$118,707.30View SEC Filing  
3/12/2015Walter C JohnsenCEOSell2,466$18.75$46,237.50View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Walter C JohnsenCEOSell2,000$17.50$35,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2014Walter C JohnsenCEOSell2,781$17.20$47,833.20View SEC Filing  
10/30/2014Walter C JohnsenCEOSell1,419$17.19$24,392.61View SEC Filing  
10/29/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell5,763$17.30$99,699.90View SEC Filing  
10/28/2014Walter C JohnsenCEOSell10,800$17.29$186,732.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell1,897$17.50$33,197.50View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell5,100$16.74$85,374.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell1,700$16.87$28,679.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell1,615$16.75$27,051.25View SEC Filing  
8/5/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell3,100$17.05$52,855.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell2,555$16.86$43,077.30View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014Brian S OlschanInsiderSell605$16.86$10,200.30View SEC Filing  
7/29/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell9,700$16.86$163,542.00View SEC Filing  
7/21/2014Brian S OlschanInsiderSell300$17.02$5,106.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Paul G DriscollCFOSell3,000$16.75$50,250.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2014Walter C JohnsenCEOSell10,000$17.51$175,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2013Walter C JohnsenCEOSell6,800$15.25$103,700.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Walter C JohnsenCEOSell8,000$13.57$108,560.00View SEC Filing  
4/30/2013Brian S OlschanCOOSell6,351$12.25$77,799.75View SEC Filing  
3/20/2013Walter C JohnsenCEOSell6,070$12.23$74,236.10View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Acme United (NYSEAMERICAN ACU) News Headlines

Royce & Associates LP Has $3.31 Million Stake in Acme United Co. (ACU)Royce & Associates LP Has $3.31 Million Stake in Acme United Co. (ACU) - March 5 at 10:28 AM
Q1 2018 Earnings Estimate for Acme United Co. (ACU) Issued By DA DavidsonQ1 2018 Earnings Estimate for Acme United Co. (ACU) Issued By DA Davidson - March 2 at 10:15 AM
Acme United (ACU) Releases  Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.07 EPSAcme United (ACU) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.07 EPS - February 28 at 10:44 AM
Acme United (ACU) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to SellAcme United (ACU) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell - February 14 at 4:20 PM
Acme United (ACU) Upgraded at Zacks Investment ResearchAcme United (ACU) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research - January 29 at 5:00 PM
Acme United (ACU) Lowered to "Sell" at Zacks Investment ResearchAcme United (ACU) Lowered to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research - January 23 at 5:28 PM
Is Acme United Corporation’s (NYSEMKT:ACU) Balance Sheet A Threat To Its Future?Is Acme United Corporation’s (NYSEMKT:ACU) Balance Sheet A Threat To Its Future? - January 1 at 10:42 AM
Acme United Co. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.11 (ACU)Acme United Co. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.11 (ACU) - December 20 at 8:08 PM
Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Acme United (ACU) to "Hold"Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Acme United (ACU) to "Hold" - December 20 at 5:56 PM
Calculating The Fair Value Of Acme United Corporation (NYSEMKT:ACU)Calculating The Fair Value Of Acme United Corporation (NYSEMKT:ACU) - December 13 at 11:20 AM
ETFs with exposure to Acme United Corp. : December 1, 2017ETFs with exposure to Acme United Corp. : December 1, 2017 - December 1 at 6:12 PM
ETFs with exposure to Acme United Corp. : November 20, 2017ETFs with exposure to Acme United Corp. : November 20, 2017 - November 20 at 5:00 PM
Acme United Corp. :ACU-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : November 17, 2017Acme United Corp. :ACU-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : November 17, 2017 - November 18 at 8:23 AM
Share Repurchase Plan Declared by Acme United (ACU) Share Repurchase Plan Declared by Acme United (ACU) - November 15 at 11:46 AM

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