Media stories about Brunswick (NYSE:BC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news 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. Brunswick earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.5275326400206 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Justice report card shows improvement in Ontario, poor grades for B.C. (canadianlawyermag.com)
- Area residents inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Middlesex County College (centraljersey.com)
- Life Fitness Launches Digital Ventures Group (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Expect Brunswick Co. (BC) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.16 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
- $0.95 EPS Expected for Brunswick Co. (BC) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Imperial Capital reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $78.00 price target (up previously from $70.00) on shares of Brunswick in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Robert W. Baird reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $80.00 price target (up previously from $72.00) on shares of Brunswick in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Northcoast Research set a $69.00 price target on Brunswick and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. ValuEngine lowered Brunswick from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Wedbush reissued a “positive” rating and set a $60.91 price target (down previously from $70.00) on shares of Brunswick in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $68.79.
Shares of Brunswick (BC) opened at $61.61 on Friday. Brunswick has a 52 week low of $48.04 and a 52 week high of $64.45. The company has a quick ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 1.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,302.47, a P/E ratio of 38.75, a P/E/G ratio of 0.81 and a beta of 1.83.
Brunswick (NYSE:BC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.74 by ($0.04). Brunswick had a net margin of 3.09% and a return on equity of 22.52%. The company had revenue of $1.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.13 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.66 EPS. Brunswick’s quarterly revenue was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Brunswick will post 4.59 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 27th were paid a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, February 26th. Brunswick’s payout ratio is currently 47.80%.
In other Brunswick news, insider John C. Pfeifer sold 3,780 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.96, for a total transaction of $207,748.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, VP Christopher F. Dekker sold 3,100 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.84, for a total value of $182,404.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Brunswick Company Profile
Brunswick Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreation products. The Company operates through three segments: Marine Engine, Boat and Fitness. The Company’s product includes marine engines, boats, fitness equipment and active recreation products. The Company’s engine-related products include outboard, sterndrive and inboard engines; trolling motors; propellers; engine control systems; and marine parts and accessories.
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