Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Cooper Companies (COO) Stock Price

News coverage about Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press 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. Cooper Companies earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the medical device company an impact score of 48.5492679429509 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) traded up $4.44 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $229.30. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 693,610 shares, compared to its average volume of 432,125. The company has a current ratio of 2.41, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. The company has a market capitalization of $10,973.93, a PE ratio of 23.07, a PEG ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 0.54. Cooper Companies has a twelve month low of $172.83 and a twelve month high of $256.39.

Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, December 7th. The medical device company reported $2.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.64 by $0.01. Cooper Companies had a return on equity of 16.02% and a net margin of 17.43%. The firm had revenue of $561.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $558.86 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.28 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Cooper Companies will post 11.51 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on COO. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “hold” rating and issued a $235.00 price target on shares of Cooper Companies in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Oppenheimer restated a “hold” rating and issued a $250.00 price target on shares of Cooper Companies in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $273.00 price target (up from $267.00) on shares of Cooper Companies in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on Cooper Companies from $265.00 to $275.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Stephens restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $250.00 price target (up from $235.00) on shares of Cooper Companies in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Cooper Companies has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $259.70.

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About Cooper Companies

The Cooper Companies, Inc is a global medical device company. The Company operates through two business units: CooperVision, Inc and CooperSurgical, Inc CooperVision offers soft contact lenses for the vision correction market. CooperVision develops, manufactures and markets a range of single-use, two-week and monthly contact lenses.

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