News stories about Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Flow International Corp earned a media sentiment score of -0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Flow International Corp (FLOW) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $488.26 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Brokerages Expect Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) Will Post Earnings of $0.48 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Kone Corporation: A Stable Company With High Dividends (seekingalpha.com)
- The Sfmg LLC Invests $200000 in Honeywell International Inc. (HON) (healthcaremenu.net)
- Flow International Corp (FLOW) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
Several research firms have recently commented on FLOW. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Flow International Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective on shares of Flow International Corp in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of Flow International Corp in a report on Sunday, March 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $37.00.
Shares of Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) opened at 36.48 on Monday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $37.92 and its 200-day moving average is $35.21. Flow International Corp has a one year low of $22.34 and a one year high of $40.66. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.54 billion.
Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 3rd. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $433.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $435.57 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.02 EPS. Flow International Corp’s revenue was down 14.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Flow International Corp will post $0.15 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, insider David Adam Kowalski sold 11,744 shares of Flow International Corp stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total value of $422,784.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 142,033 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,113,188. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.
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