Knoll (KNL) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.20

Media stories about Knoll (NYSE:KNL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Knoll earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8103626483746 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on KNL shares. TheStreet raised Knoll from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Knoll from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Raymond James Financial raised Knoll from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $23.00 to $26.00 in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $26.67.

Shares of Knoll (NYSE:KNL) opened at $22.76 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,150.00, a P/E ratio of 16.26 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a current ratio of 1.31. Knoll has a 52 week low of $16.57 and a 52 week high of $27.67.

Knoll (NYSE:KNL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $291.26 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $277.40 million. Knoll had a return on equity of 21.94% and a net margin of 6.21%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.44 EPS. research analysts expect that Knoll will post 1.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.64%. Knoll’s dividend payout ratio is currently 42.86%.

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Knoll Company Profile

Knoll, Inc is a manufacturer of commercial and residential furniture, accessories and coverings. The Company operates through three segments: Office, Studio and Coverings. The Office segment includes a range of workplace products that address workplace planning paradigms. These products include systems furniture, seating, storage, tables, desks and KnollExtra accessories, as well as the international sales of its North American Office products.

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