Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Amphenol (APH) Share Price

Media coverage about Amphenol (NYSE:APH) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Amphenol earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.758666510526 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

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APH has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 target price on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and issued a $89.00 price target (up previously from $82.00) on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $92.00.

APH stock traded up $1.01 during trading on Monday, hitting $83.58. The company had a trading volume of 1,425,925 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,355,494. The stock has a market capitalization of $25,223.80, a PE ratio of 26.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 0.83. Amphenol has a 1-year low of $68.57 and a 1-year high of $93.62. The company has a quick ratio of 2.25, a current ratio of 2.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The electronics maker reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $1.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.80 billion. Amphenol had a return on equity of 26.09% and a net margin of 9.28%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.75 EPS. analysts expect that Amphenol will post 3.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 10th. Investors of record on Monday, March 19th will be given a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 16th. Amphenol’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.36%.

In other Amphenol news, Director John R. Lord sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Sunday, September 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.47, for a total transaction of $124,940.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 38,677 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,416,152.19. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Lance E. D’amico sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.07, for a total value of $920,700.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.51% of the company’s stock.

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Amphenol Company Profile

Amphenol Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors worldwide. It operates through two segments, Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions. The Interconnect Products and Assemblies segment offers connector and connector systems, including fiber optic, harsh environment, high-speed, and radio frequency interconnect products, as well as antennas; power interconnect products, bus bars, and distribution systems; and other connectors.

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