Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Mueller Water Products (MWA) Stock Price

News coverage about Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mueller Water Products earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.6190665218188 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Boenning Scattergood downgraded shares of Mueller Water Products from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Nomura reduced their price target on shares of Mueller Water Products from $17.00 to $15.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Cowen downgraded shares of Mueller Water Products from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $11.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Oppenheimer restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of Mueller Water Products in a research report on Thursday, December 28th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.57.

MWA stock opened at $10.32 on Friday. Mueller Water Products has a 12-month low of $10.01 and a 12-month high of $12.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 6.19 and a quick ratio of 4.68. The company has a market capitalization of $1,649.46, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.45, a P/E/G ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.19.

Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.06. Mueller Water Products had a net margin of 20.51% and a return on equity of 15.25%. The company had revenue of $178.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $176.13 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.04 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Mueller Water Products will post 0.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Mueller Water Products Company Profile

Mueller Water Products, Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water in North America. The Company operates through three segments: Mueller Co, Anvil and Mueller Technologies. The Mueller Co segment manufactures valves for water and gas systems, and dry-barrel and wet-barrel fire hydrants.

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