Emerson Electric (EMR) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.18

Press coverage about Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Emerson Electric earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.3357447393149 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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EMR has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Barclays initiated coverage on Emerson Electric in a report on Thursday, February 15th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $80.00 price target on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded Emerson Electric from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $70.38 to $80.00 in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Emerson Electric from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Emerson Electric from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Robert W. Baird lifted their price target on Emerson Electric from $70.00 to $76.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $70.72.

Emerson Electric (EMR) traded up $2.15 during trading on Monday, hitting $69.51. The stock had a trading volume of 3,147,888 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,674,005. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.32 and a quick ratio of 1.02. The firm has a market cap of $42,762.66, a PE ratio of 28.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.05 and a beta of 1.15. Emerson Electric has a 52-week low of $56.77 and a 52-week high of $74.45.

Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $3.82 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.72 billion. Emerson Electric had a return on equity of 20.73% and a net margin of 10.09%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 18.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.49 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Emerson Electric will post 3.11 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th were given a $0.485 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $1.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.79%. Emerson Electric’s payout ratio is 78.23%.

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About Emerson Electric

Emerson Electric Co is a diversified global manufacturing company, which provides solutions to customers by bringing technology and engineering together in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. The Company operates through four segments based on the nature of the products and services rendered: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Climate Technologies and Commercial & Residential Solutions.

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