Media headlines about Monro (NASDAQ:MNRO) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Monro earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.2000030599767 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.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on MNRO. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Monro from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Monro from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating on shares of Monro in a research note on Friday, December 15th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Monro from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Monro in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $63.33.

Monro (MNRO) opened at $60.05 on Friday. Monro has a 52-week low of $39.65 and a 52-week high of $61.50. The stock has a market cap of $1,928.64, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.11, a P/E/G ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a quick ratio of 0.28 and a current ratio of 1.00.

Monro (NASDAQ:MNRO) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The auto parts company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.01. Monro had a net margin of 5.66% and a return on equity of 10.82%. The business had revenue of $278.02 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $277.06 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.53 earnings per share. Monro’s revenue was up 13.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Monro will post 2.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 12th were given a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, December 11th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.20%. This is a positive change from Monro’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. Monro’s payout ratio is 38.50%.

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About Monro

Monro, Inc, formerly Monro Muffler Brake, Inc, is engaged in the provision of automotive undercar repair and tire services in the United States. The Company provides a range of services on passenger cars, light trucks and vans for brakes; mufflers and exhaust systems, and steering, drive train, suspension and wheel alignment.

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