Roper Technologies (ROP) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Roper Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.6103134508143 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Roper Technologies (NYSE ROP) traded up $0.10 during trading on Friday, hitting $260.58. 267,960 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 340,256. The firm has a market capitalization of $26,663.31, a P/E ratio of 30.39, a P/E/G ratio of 2.27 and a beta of 1.06. Roper Technologies has a 1-year low of $182.03 and a 1-year high of $267.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a current ratio of 1.07.

Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The industrial products company reported $2.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.30 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $1.17 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.17 billion. Roper Technologies had a net margin of 16.17% and a return on equity of 14.47%. The company’s revenue was up 23.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.65 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Roper Technologies will post 9.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ROP has been the subject of a number of research reports. Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating on shares of Roper Technologies in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $250.00 target price on shares of Roper Technologies in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Roper Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $273.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Robert W. Baird boosted their target price on shares of Roper Technologies from $238.00 to $257.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price objective on shares of Roper Technologies from $259.00 to $282.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $253.67.

In other news, Director Laura G. Thatcher sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $235.47, for a total transaction of $235,470.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 11,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,590,170. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Jason Conley sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $245.00, for a total transaction of $1,225,000.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 14,571 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,569,895. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 10,750 shares of company stock valued at $2,681,690. Insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

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