Media headlines about Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brunswick Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1027737334121 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE BC) opened at 53.68 on Thursday. Brunswick Corporation has a 12 month low of $42.02 and a 12 month high of $63.82. The firm has a market cap of $4.76 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.03 and a beta of 1.82. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $53.64 and a 200 day moving average of $57.82.

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $1.35 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.02. Brunswick Corporation had a return on equity of 23.35% and a net margin of 6.13%. The business had revenue of $1.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.32 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.17 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Brunswick Corporation will post $4.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 22nd were paid a $0.165 dividend. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 18th. Brunswick Corporation’s payout ratio is 20.95%.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on BC shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Brunswick Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of Brunswick Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price on shares of Brunswick Corporation from $72.00 to $68.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price on shares of Brunswick Corporation in a research report on Sunday, June 11th. Finally, Forward View raised shares of Brunswick Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price for the company in a research report on Sunday, September 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $65.93.

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In related news, Chairman Mark D. Schwabero sold 29,552 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.74, for a total value of $1,883,644.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider William Metzger sold 15,301 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.50, for a total value of $956,312.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 50,880 shares of company stock worth $3,224,030 over the last three months. 1.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About Brunswick Corporation

Brunswick Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreation products. The Company operates through three segments: Marine Engine, Boat and Fitness. The Company’s product includes marine engines, boats, fitness equipment and active recreation products. The Company’s engine-related products include outboard, sterndrive and inboard engines; trolling motors; propellers; engine control systems; and marine parts and accessories.

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