Honeywell International (HON) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports
News stories about Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Honeywell International earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the conglomerate an impact score of 45.5532851948615 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) – Stock’s Liquidity Overview – Nasdaq Journal (nasdaqjournal.com)
- Honeywell says ‘significant’ settlement in bar code reader patent fight – Reuters (reuters.com)
- General Electric Declared 1Q18 Dividend (finance.yahoo.com)
- Will General Electric Stock Take a Further Beating in 2018? (finance.yahoo.com)
- BRIEF-Honeywell To Provide Natural Gas Liquids Fractionation Plant For MarkWest’s Hopedale Plant (reuters.com)
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 price objective on shares of Honeywell International in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Jefferies Group boosted their price objective on Honeywell International from $162.00 to $180.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $187.00 price objective on shares of Honeywell International in a report on Friday, January 26th. Stifel Nicolaus cut their target price on Honeywell International from $171.00 to $169.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Honeywell International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $163.93.
Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) last announced its earnings results on Friday, January 26th. The conglomerate reported $1.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.84 by $0.01. Honeywell International had a return on equity of 27.27% and a net margin of 4.08%. The company had revenue of $10.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.80 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.74 earnings per share. Honeywell International’s quarterly revenue was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Honeywell International will post 7.97 earnings per share for the current year.
Honeywell International declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback program on Friday, December 8th that allows the company to repurchase $6.50 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the conglomerate to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 23rd will be given a $0.745 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a $2.98 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.01%. Honeywell International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 143.27%.
Honeywell International Company Profile
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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