Press coverage about Amphenol (NYSE:APH) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Amphenol earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.0978611218612 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $89.00 price target (up from $82.00) on shares of Amphenol in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of Amphenol from $87.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price target on shares of Amphenol in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Amphenol has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $92.00.
NYSE APH opened at $82.57 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $25,223.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.46, a PEG ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 2.25 and a current ratio of 2.95. Amphenol has a 12-month low of $68.57 and a 12-month high of $93.62.
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, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.81 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $1.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.80 billion. Amphenol had a net margin of 9.28% and a return on equity of 26.09%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 17.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.75 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Amphenol will post 3.46 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed 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. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.92%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 16th. Amphenol’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.36%.
In other Amphenol news, VP Lance E. D’amico sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.07, for a total value of $920,700.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director John R. Lord sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Sunday, September 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.47, for a total transaction of $124,940.00. Following the completion of the sale, 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 insiders.
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Amphenol Company Profile
Amphenol Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors worldwide. It operates through two segments, Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions. The Interconnect Products and Assemblies segment offers connector and connector systems, including fiber optic, harsh environment, high-speed, and radio frequency interconnect products, as well as antennas; power interconnect products, bus bars, and distribution systems; and other connectors.
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