RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synalloy Corporation (SYNL) today announced that its Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program under which up to 850,000 shares of its outstanding common stock may be acquired in the open market over the next 24 months at the discretion of management.
The shares will be purchased from time to time at prevailing market prices, through open market or privately negotiated transactions, depending on market conditions. Under the program, the purchases will be funded from available working capital, and the repurchased shares will be returned to the status of authorized, but unissued shares of common stock or held in treasury. There is no guarantee as to the exact number of shares that will be repurchased by the Company, and the Company may discontinue purchases at any time that management determines additional purchases are not warranted. As of February 20, 2019, the Company had 8,930,340 shares outstanding.
Craig C. Bram, President and CEO, said, “The Board believes that our current share price substantially undervalues the Company based on our record sales and earnings in 2018 and our forecast for continued growth in 2019. At our current valuation, the most prudent investment that the Company can make at this time is in our own shares.”
For more information about Synalloy Corporation, please visit our web site at www.synalloy.com.
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