Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Roper Technologies (ROP) Share Price

News coverage about Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Roper Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.5274861933333 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) traded down $2.53 on Wednesday, hitting $267.79. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 124,823 shares, compared to its average volume of 357,933. Roper Technologies has a twelve month low of $184.55 and a twelve month high of $271.85. The firm has a market cap of $27,450.00, a P/E ratio of 38.92, a PEG ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a quick ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76.

Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) last released its quarterly earnings results 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 analysts’ expectations of $1.17 billion. Roper Technologies had a return on equity of 14.47% and a net margin of 16.17%. The company’s revenue was up 23.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.65 EPS. equities analysts expect that Roper Technologies will post 9.31 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 23rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.4125 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 8th. This is a boost from Roper Technologies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. This represents a $1.65 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.62%. Roper Technologies’s dividend payout ratio is currently 20.35%.

A number of brokerages recently commented on ROP. Zacks Investment Research lowered Roper Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Robert W. Baird upped their price objective on Roper Technologies from $238.00 to $257.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Oppenheimer upped their target price on Roper Technologies from $257.00 to $275.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on Roper Technologies from $259.00 to $282.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $250.00 target price on shares of Roper Technologies in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $256.27.

In related news, CEO Brian D. Jellison sold 81,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $259.63, for a total transaction of $21,159,845.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,448,575 shares in the company, valued at approximately $376,093,527.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Robert E. Knowling, Jr. sold 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $259.51, for a total value of $1,038,040.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 14,038 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,643,001.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 86,950 shares of company stock valued at $22,574,581. Company insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

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