Spx Flow (FLOW) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.18

News articles about Spx Flow (NYSE:FLOW) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Spx Flow earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.1898474637046 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

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Shares of NYSE:FLOW opened at $49.97 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89. Spx Flow has a 12-month low of $31.10 and a 12-month high of $54.92. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,142.49, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.35, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.51 and a beta of 1.93.

Spx Flow (NYSE:FLOW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.02. Spx Flow had a return on equity of 6.13% and a net margin of 2.38%. The firm had revenue of $529.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $515.37 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.46 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Spx Flow will post 2.47 earnings per share for the current year.

FLOW has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Vertical Research cut Spx Flow from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 16th. Zacks Investment Research cut Spx Flow from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 19th. Barclays initiated coverage on Spx Flow in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $50.00 price objective for the company. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Spx Flow in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price objective (up previously from $55.00) on shares of Spx Flow in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.67.

In other Spx Flow news, VP Jaime Manson Easley sold 4,665 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.78, for a total value of $227,558.70. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 10,184 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $496,775.52. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Spx Flow

SPX FLOW, Inc provides various engineered solutions worldwide. The company engineers, designs, manufactures, and markets products and solutions used to process, blend, filter, dry, meter, and transport fluids with a focus on original equipment installation, including turn-key systems, modular systems, and components, as well as aftermarket components and support services.

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