Barnes Group (B) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Press coverage about Barnes Group (NYSE:B) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Barnes Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 44.5487654053729 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Barnes Group (NYSE B) traded down $2.97 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $61.30. 209,562 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 196,757. Barnes Group has a one year low of $46.74 and a one year high of $72.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a current ratio of 2.20. The company has a market capitalization of $3,445.55, a P/E ratio of 22.34, a PEG ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 1.32.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on B shares. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Barnes Group in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Barnes Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Barnes Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and set a $65.00 price target on shares of Barnes Group in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $68.17.

In other news, SVP Christopher J. Stephens sold 15,700 shares of Barnes Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.53, for a total transaction of $997,421.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 8.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Barnes Group Company Profile

Barnes Group Inc is an industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, serving a range of end markets and customers. The Company’s engineered products, industrial technologies, and solutions are used in applications that provide transportation, manufacturing, healthcare products and technology to the world.

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