Media stories about Kemet (NYSE:KEM) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing 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. Kemet earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.9230087198428 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Kemet (NYSE KEM) opened at $14.48 on Friday. Kemet has a fifty-two week low of $5.78 and a fifty-two week high of $27.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 2.51 and a quick ratio of 1.73. The stock has a market cap of $800.62, a P/E ratio of 14.64 and a beta of 3.44.

Kemet (NYSE:KEM) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The electronics maker reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $301.47 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $298.51 million. Kemet had a net margin of 31.16% and a return on equity of 21.07%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 60.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share. analysts expect that Kemet will post 1.44 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Kemet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Kemet from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Kemet from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. TheStreet cut shares of Kemet from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $27.50 price target on shares of Kemet in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Kemet presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $22.50.

In other news, CFO William M. Lowe, Jr. sold 21,903 shares of Kemet stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.08, for a total transaction of $352,200.24. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 523,038 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,410,451.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 3.88% of the company’s stock.

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About Kemet

KEMET Corporation (KEMET) is a manufacturer of passive electronic components. The Company operates in two segments: Solid Capacitors, and Film and Electrolytic. The Solid Capacitors segment primarily produces tantalum, aluminum, polymer and ceramic capacitors. Solid Capacitors also produces tantalum powder used in the production of tantalum capacitors.

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