News articles about Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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 Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.3180577659972 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) traded up 0.50% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $79.79. The company had a trading volume of 1,311,514 shares. Amphenol Corporation has a one year low of $60.97 and a one year high of $80.14. The firm has a market capitalization of $24.37 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.87 and a beta of 0.77. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $76.91 and its 200-day moving average price is $73.26.

Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The electronics maker reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.09. Amphenol Corporation had a net margin of 14.37% and a return on equity of 24.98%. The company had revenue of $1.67 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.62 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.65 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Amphenol Corporation will post $3.09 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 18th will be given a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 15th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.95%. This is a positive change from Amphenol Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. Amphenol Corporation’s payout ratio is 21.55%.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on APH shares. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) downgraded Amphenol Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their price target for the company from $75.00 to $78.00 in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Amphenol Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, June 7th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $72.00 target price on shares of Amphenol Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their target price on Amphenol Corporation from $70.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Amphenol Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $79.00.

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In related news, VP Martin Booker sold 46,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.42, for a total transaction of $3,469,320.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 20,400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,538,568. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Craig A. Lampo sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.70, for a total transaction of $1,195,500.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 40,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,188,000. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 633,200 shares of company stock worth $48,642,716 in the last ninety days. 2.51% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Amphenol Corporation Company Profile

Amphenol Corporation (Amphenol) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor- based products, and coaxial and specialty cable. The Company operates through two segments, which include Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions.

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