Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Amphenol Corporation (APH) Share Price
Press coverage about Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amphenol Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.7649523977448 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- UPDATE 1-CVC gauges interest from Chinese suitors for components maker Linxens -sources (LSCC, 2317, APH) (markets.businessinsider.com)
- Soleil Capital Corp. Proceeding with QT – Enters into Amalgamation Agreement with Goldplay Exploration (finance.yahoo.com)
- Investor’s Roundup (Volatility Analysis) – Amphenol Corporation, (NYSE: APH) – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
- Amphenol (APH) Hits 52-Week High on Bullish Growth Trends – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Amphenol Corp. : November 20, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
Amphenol Corporation (NYSE APH) traded down $0.94 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $89.90. The company had a trading volume of 1,229,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,127,618. Amphenol Corporation has a 12-month low of $66.00 and a 12-month high of $91.14. The firm has a market cap of $27,170.00, a PE ratio of 28.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.56 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 3.04 and a quick ratio of 2.27.
Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The electronics maker reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.09. Amphenol Corporation had a return on equity of 25.63% and a net margin of 14.73%. The firm had revenue of $1.84 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.74 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.73 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 12.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Amphenol Corporation will post 3.21 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 18th will be paid a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 15th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.85%. Amphenol Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 24.28%.
APH has been the subject of a number of research reports. BidaskClub upgraded Amphenol Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $72.00 price objective on shares of Amphenol Corporation in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Amphenol Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “top pick” rating and issued a $85.00 price objective (up previously from $81.00) on shares of Amphenol Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $87.90.
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In related news, CFO Craig A. Lampo sold 15,000 shares of Amphenol Corporation stock in a transaction on Friday, August 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.01, for a total transaction of $1,200,150.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 40,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,200,400. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Craig A. Lampo sold 10,000 shares of Amphenol Corporation stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.51, for a total value of $895,100.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 35,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,132,850. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 392,000 shares of company stock valued at $33,576,990 over the last three months. Insiders own 2.51% of the company’s stock.
About Amphenol Corporation
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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