Media coverage about Amphenol (NYSE:APH) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amphenol earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.2502166645204 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
A number of analysts have recently commented on APH shares. Deutsche Bank upped their target price on Amphenol from $95.00 to $96.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price target on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Bank of America raised Amphenol from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on Amphenol from $78.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Amphenol currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $89.60.
Shares of Amphenol (NYSE APH) traded up $1.57 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $92.85. The company had a trading volume of 933,823 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,149,882. The company has a current ratio of 3.04, a quick ratio of 2.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. Amphenol has a fifty-two week low of $66.00 and a fifty-two week high of $93.00. The company has a market capitalization of $28,350.00, a PE ratio of 29.66, a P/E/G ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.81.
Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The electronics maker reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.09. Amphenol had a return on equity of 25.63% and a net margin of 14.73%. The company had revenue of $1.84 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.74 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.73 EPS. Amphenol’s revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Amphenol will post 3.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 18th were paid a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.82%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 15th. Amphenol’s payout ratio is 24.28%.
In related news, VP Jean-Luc Gavelle sold 88,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.37, for a total value of $7,600,560.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 48,000 shares in the company, valued at $4,145,760. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Diana G. Reardon sold 503,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.73, for a total value of $45,637,190.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 260,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $23,589,800. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 849,000 shares of company stock valued at $75,518,690 over the last quarter. 2.51% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Amphenol Corporation (Amphenol) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor- based products, and coaxial and specialty cable. The Company operates through two segments, which include Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions.
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