News stories about Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Honeywell International earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the conglomerate an impact score of 45.298097263324 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Honeywell International (HON) traded down $0.39 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $146.49. 1,637,300 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,696,127. Honeywell International has a 12-month low of $111.78 and a 12-month high of $147.60. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54. The company has a market cap of $112,700.00, a P/E ratio of 21.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 0.97.

Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 20th. The conglomerate reported $1.75 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.75. Honeywell International had a net margin of 12.85% and a return on equity of 26.26%. The firm had revenue of $10.12 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.05 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.60 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Honeywell International will post 7.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.745 per share. This represents a $2.98 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.03%. This is an increase from Honeywell International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 16th. Honeywell International’s dividend payout ratio is 45.15%.

HON has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their price objective on shares of Honeywell International from $145.00 to $148.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. upped their price target on shares of Honeywell International from $148.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $155.00 price target (up previously from $141.00) on shares of Honeywell International in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $139.00 price target (up previously from $131.00) on shares of Honeywell International in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Honeywell International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $150.79.

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In other Honeywell International news, VP Krishna Mikkilineni sold 13,074 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.12, for a total transaction of $1,897,298.88. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 104,998 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,237,309.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Bradley T. Sheares sold 1,328 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.41, for a total transaction of $194,432.48. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 4,002 shares in the company, valued at $585,932.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 20,242 shares of company stock worth $2,889,943 over the last quarter. 1.56% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About Honeywell International

Honeywell International Inc is a technology and manufacturing company. The Company operates through four segments: Aerospace, Home and Building Technologies, Performance Materials and Technologies, and Safety and Productivity Solutions. The Company’s Aerospace segment supplies products, software and services for aircraft and vehicles that it sells to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other customers.

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