Knoll (KNL) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.20

Media stories about Knoll (NYSE:KNL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Knoll earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8103626483746 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Knoll (KNL) opened at $23.66 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,158.73, a P/E ratio of 16.90 and a beta of 1.07. Knoll has a 1 year low of $16.57 and a 1 year high of $27.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 1.31 and a quick ratio of 0.62.

Knoll (NYSE:KNL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.04. The firm 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 business’s quarterly revenue was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.44 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Knoll will post 1.43 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. Knoll’s payout ratio is presently 42.86%.

KNL has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Knoll from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Raymond James Financial upgraded Knoll from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $23.00 to $26.00 in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Knoll from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. One 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 company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $26.67.

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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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