Colliers International UK PLC (COL) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media stories about Colliers International UK PLC (NYSE:COL) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Colliers International UK PLC earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.1396429615712 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Colliers International UK PLC (COL) traded up GBX 0.42 ($0.01) on Friday, hitting GBX 133.58 ($1.76). 715,007 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,280,000. Colliers International UK PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 85.11 ($1.12) and a 52 week high of GBX 136.50 ($1.80).

Colliers International UK PLC (NYSE:COL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The company reported GBX 1.80 ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of GBX 1.80 ($0.02). Colliers International UK PLC had a net margin of 8.55% and a return on equity of 17.95%. The company had revenue of GBX 219.30 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of GBX 222.97 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.58 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 51.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 4th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.33 per share. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 10th.

COL has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Vetr upgraded shares of Colliers International UK PLC from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $166.10 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Canaccord Genuity upgraded shares of Colliers International UK PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $108.00 to $125.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Morgan Stanley set a $135.00 price target on shares of Colliers International UK PLC and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Citigroup Inc. lifted their price target on shares of Colliers International UK PLC from $93.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Colliers International UK PLC in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 128.85 ($1.69).

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In related news, Director Harlan Donnley Meade acquired 1,666,667 shares of Colliers International UK PLC stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 15th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 0.06 ($0.00) per share, with a total value of £1,000 ($1,315.27). Also, SVP Nan Mattai sold 53,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 135.34 ($1.78), for a total transaction of £72,136.22 ($94,878.63). Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 21,039 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately £28,474.18 ($37,451.25). The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 527,680 shares of company stock valued at $71,420,546.

About Colliers International UK PLC

Rockwell Collins, Inc designs, produces and supports communications and aviation systems for commercial and military customers. The Company provides information management services through voice and data communication networks and solutions across the world. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial Systems, Government Systems and Information Management Services.

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