News articles about Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Motorola Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.3243414990917 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
Shares of Motorola Solutions traded down $1.05, reaching $106.25, on Thursday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,119,854 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,228,230. The stock has a market capitalization of $17.51 billion, a PE ratio of 20.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 0.34. Motorola Solutions has a 52-week low of $107.53 and a 52-week high of $108.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.45, a current ratio of 1.17 and a quick ratio of 1.03.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be given a $0.52 dividend. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th. Motorola Solutions’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 40.00%.
Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $121.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 10th. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on Motorola Solutions in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $129.00 price target for the company. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on Motorola Solutions from $116.00 to $125.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Northcoast Research set a $120.00 price target on Motorola Solutions and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, BTIG Research assumed coverage on Motorola Solutions in a research report on Friday, March 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $137.00 price target for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $119.25.
In other news, Chairman Gregory Q. Brown sold 187,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.69, for a total value of $20,325,030.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 2.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Motorola Solutions Company Profile
Motorola Solutions, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides mission-critical communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software, and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Products and Services. The Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories, and software for government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers.
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