News articles about Knowles (NYSE:KN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Knowles earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.4921869961879 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Knowles Corporation (KN) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Knowles Corporation (KN): Stock to Follow – ExpertGazette (expertgazette.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Knowles Corp. : December 5, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Hard to See Market Gains Without Tech, Says Lafferty (finance.yahoo.com)
- Knowles Corporation (KN) Insider Buys $14,861.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities research analysts recently commented on KN shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Knowles from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Lake Street Capital restated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Knowles in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Knowles in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.00.
Knowles (NYSE KN) opened at $14.39 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.43, a current ratio of 2.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. The company has a market cap of $1,336.66, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.97, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 0.76. Knowles has a one year low of $14.11 and a one year high of $19.90.
Knowles (NYSE:KN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $221.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $220.62 million. Knowles had a net margin of 0.25% and a return on equity of 6.13%. Knowles’s quarterly revenue was down 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.37 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Knowles will post 0.64 EPS for the current year.
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Knowles Corporation is a global supplier of micro-acoustic, audio processing and specialty component solutions, serving the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, military, aerospace and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Mobile Consumer Electronics (MCE) and Specialty Components (SC).
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