Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Emerson Electric (EMR) Stock Price

Media headlines about Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, 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 headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.5233421708791 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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EMR traded down $2.10 on Friday, hitting $66.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,468,604 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,318,080. The company has a market cap of $43,429.25, a PE ratio of 25.12, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 1.18. Emerson Electric has a 12 month low of $56.77 and a 12 month high of $74.45. The company has a current ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40.

Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $3.82 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.72 billion. Emerson Electric had a net margin of 10.09% and a return on equity of 20.73%. Emerson Electric’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.49 EPS. research analysts forecast that Emerson Electric will post 3.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Investors of record on Friday, February 16th were issued a $0.485 dividend. This represents a $1.94 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.93%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 15th. Emerson Electric’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 73.48%.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on EMR. Barclays began coverage on shares of Emerson Electric in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $80.00 target price for the company. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the company from $70.38 to $80.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. JPMorgan Chase raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Robert W. Baird increased their target price on shares of Emerson Electric from $70.00 to $76.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Emerson Electric has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $70.72.

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About Emerson Electric

Emerson Electric Co, a technology and engineering company, provides various solutions to industrial, commercial, and residential markets worldwide. The company's Automation Solutions segment offers software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; process control systems and solutions; and digital plant solutions.

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