Plantronics (PLT) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.12

News articles about Plantronics (NYSE:PLT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Plantronics earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 44.9280233908712 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Plantronics (PLT) opened at $54.62 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 5.90, a current ratio of 6.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27. Plantronics has a twelve month low of $41.28 and a twelve month high of $58.27. The stock has a market cap of $1,810.00, a PE ratio of 22.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 1.31.

Plantronics (NYSE:PLT) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The technology company reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.10. Plantronics had a net margin of 9.41% and a return on equity of 20.12%. equities analysts expect that Plantronics will post 2.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on PLT. Sidoti raised shares of Plantronics from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. TheStreet raised shares of Plantronics from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Friday, November 24th. Northland Securities set a $60.00 target price on shares of Plantronics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Roth Capital set a $55.00 target price on shares of Plantronics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Plantronics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Plantronics has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $58.75.

In other news, Director Maria Martinez sold 2,874 shares of Plantronics stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.25, for a total transaction of $147,292.50. Following the sale, the director now owns 7,389 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $378,686.25. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director John Hart sold 21,083 shares of Plantronics stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.56, for a total value of $1,108,122.48. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 11,094 shares in the company, valued at approximately $583,100.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 27,145 shares of company stock worth $1,420,777 in the last three months. 3.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Plantronics

Plantronics, Inc (Plantronics) is engaged in the design, manufacture, and distribution of headsets for business and consumer applications, and other specialty products for the hearing impaired. The Company is a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of communications headsets, telephone headset systems, other communication endpoints and accessories for the business and consumer markets.

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