Press coverage about Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Roper Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.2694895979694 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Was Roper Technologies Inc’s (NYSE:ROP) Earnings Growth Better Than The Industry’s? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Lennox Home Energy Report Card Survey Finds That American Homeowners Earn High Marks When It Comes To Saving Energy At Home (bizjournals.com)
- Blood Bank Information System Market: North America Holding Highest Market Share (44%) (itbusinessnet.com)
- Real estate odds and ends (biztimes.com)
- Contrasting Roper Technologies (ROP) & MKS Instruments (MKSI) (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Roper Technologies opened at $273.26 on Wednesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. The stock has a market cap of $28.49 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.01, a P/E/G ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 1.07. Roper Technologies has a 1-year low of $226.81 and a 1-year high of $292.97.
Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) last announced its earnings results on Friday, April 20th. The industrial products company reported $2.61 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.49 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $1.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.18 billion. Roper Technologies had a net margin of 21.70% and a return on equity of 15.41%. Roper Technologies’s revenue was up 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $2.11 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Roper Technologies will post 11.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 23rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.4125 per share. This represents a $1.65 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.60%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 6th. Roper Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 17.52%.
Several research firms recently issued reports on ROP. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Roper Technologies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price objective on shares of Roper Technologies from $300.00 to $303.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $293.00 price objective on shares of Roper Technologies in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. ValuEngine cut shares of Roper Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 20th. Finally, Barclays raised their price objective on shares of Roper Technologies from $285.00 to $290.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Roper Technologies currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $303.58.
In related news, Director Richard F. Wallman bought 500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 23rd. The stock was bought at an average price of $278.00 per share, with a total value of $139,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Christopher Wright sold 1,250 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $286.97, for a total transaction of $358,712.50. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 63,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $18,165,201. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 2.30% of the company’s stock.
About Roper Technologies
Roper Technologies, Inc designs and develops software, and engineered products and solutions. It operates in four segments: RF Technology; Medical & Scientific Imaging; Industrial Technology; and Energy Systems & Controls. The company offers radio frequency identification (RFID) communication technology and software solutions, including application management software, software-as-a-service applications, card systems/integrated security solutions, toll and traffic systems, RFID card readers, and metering and remote monitoring products.
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