Knowles (KN) Given Media Impact Score of 0.13

News headlines about Knowles (NYSE:KN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Knowles earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 44.530347186552 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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Several research analysts have recently issued reports on KN shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Piper Jaffray started coverage on shares of Knowles in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $15.50 target price on the stock. Lake Street Capital reduced their target price on shares of Knowles from $19.00 to $17.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Craig Hallum reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $17.00 target price (down previously from $20.00) on shares of Knowles in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.08.

Knowles stock opened at $12.59 on Friday. Knowles has a fifty-two week low of $12.26 and a fifty-two week high of $19.90. The company has a market cap of $1,126.70, a P/E ratio of 17.99, a PEG ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 1.78 and a current ratio of 2.60.

Knowles (NYSE:KN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.07. Knowles had a net margin of 8.32% and a return on equity of 6.28%. The business had revenue of $215.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $221.96 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.32 EPS. Knowles’s quarterly revenue was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Knowles will post 0.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Didier Hirsch acquired 3,000 shares of Knowles stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 16th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $14.45 per share, with a total value of $43,350.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders have purchased a total of 8,009 shares of company stock worth $114,693 in the last three months. 3.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Knowles Company Profile

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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