Media headlines about Amphenol (NYSE:APH) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Amphenol earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.1266665181549 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Amphenol (APH) traded up $0.36 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $91.70. The stock had a trading volume of 857,031 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,394,980. The company has a market cap of $28,104.51, a PE ratio of 44.73, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.70 and a beta of 0.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 2.95 and a quick ratio of 2.25. Amphenol has a 12-month low of $68.57 and a 12-month high of $93.62.
Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The electronics maker reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $1.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.80 billion. Amphenol had a return on equity of 26.09% and a net margin of 9.28%. The company’s revenue was up 17.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.75 EPS. analysts expect that Amphenol will post 3.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 10th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be issued a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 16th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.83%. Amphenol’s payout ratio is 37.07%.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on APH shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a $85.00 price objective on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $89.00 price objective (up from $82.00) on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Amphenol currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $92.00.
In other news, VP Lance E. D’amico sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, February 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.07, for a total transaction of $920,700.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director John R. Lord sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Sunday, September 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.47, for a total value of $124,940.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 38,677 shares in the company, valued at $2,416,152.19. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.51% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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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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