Amphenol (NYSE:APH) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

News stories about Amphenol (NYSE:APH) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Amphenol earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 47.0670773830919 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

APH has been the subject of several analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of Amphenol from $78.00 to $85.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. SunTrust Banks lifted their price objective on shares of Amphenol from $77.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Wells Fargo & Co began coverage on shares of Amphenol in a report on Friday, November 10th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $98.00 price objective for the company. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on shares of Amphenol from $74.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $92.00.

Shares of Amphenol (NYSE APH) traded up $0.85 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $89.99. 1,227,900 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,572,745. Amphenol has a one year low of $68.57 and a one year high of $93.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 2.95 and a quick ratio of 2.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $27,477.47, a PE ratio of 43.90, a P/E/G ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 0.82.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The electronics maker reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $1.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.80 billion. Amphenol had a net margin of 9.28% and a return on equity of 26.09%. The business’s revenue was up 17.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.75 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Amphenol will post 3.45 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 10th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be issued a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 16th. Amphenol’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 37.07%.

In related news, VP Lance E. D’amico sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.07, for a total transaction of $920,700.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Diana G. Reardon sold 503,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.73, for a total transaction of $45,637,190.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 260,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $23,589,800. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 2.51% of the company’s stock.

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Amphenol Company Profile

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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