MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. MTS Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.9261016470411 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

A number of research firms recently weighed in on MTSC. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of MTS Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of MTS Systems from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 13th. B. Riley set a $70.00 target price on shares of MTS Systems and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Finally, FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of MTS Systems in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. MTS Systems currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $65.50.

Shares of MTS Systems (MTSC) traded down $1.10 on Friday, reaching $50.95. 57,738 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 65,936. MTS Systems has a 1 year low of $44.65 and a 1 year high of $58.60. The stock has a market cap of $907.53, a P/E ratio of 38.97, a P/E/G ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a current ratio of 1.85.

MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) last announced its earnings results on Monday, November 27th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.09. MTS Systems had a net margin of 3.18% and a return on equity of 10.32%. The firm had revenue of $201.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $195.24 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.55 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that MTS Systems will post 2.28 earnings per share for the current year.

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About MTS Systems

MTS Systems Corporation is a supplier of test systems and position sensors. The Company operates through two segments: Test and Sensors. The Test segment provides testing solutions, including hardware, software and services to ground vehicles, materials and structures markets. The Sensors segment provides position sensors for a range of industrial and mobile hydraulic applications.

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