Knowles (KN) Earns News Impact Rating of 0.10
News coverage about Knowles (NYSE:KN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Knowles earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 44.1804884370311 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Under Analysts’ Radar: Knowles Corporation (KN) – AppsforPCdaily (appsforpcdaily.com)
- Trending Stocks Analysis Report: Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI), Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
- Equities Analysts Offer Predictions for Knowles Corporation’s Q1 2018 Earnings (KN) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Insider Buying: Knowles Corporation (KN) Director Purchases 2,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Dougherty & Co Comments on Knowles Corporation’s FY2018 Earnings (KN) (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Knowles (NYSE:KN) opened at $14.11 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 1.78 and a current ratio of 2.60. The company has a market capitalization of $1,260.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 235.17, a PEG ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 0.78. Knowles has a 1-year low of $13.10 and a 1-year high of $19.90.
Several brokerages have recently commented on KN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Knowles in a report on Friday, October 27th. Lake Street Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Knowles in a report on Monday, November 20th. Piper Jaffray Companies began coverage on Knowles in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $15.50 target price on the stock. Finally, Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price (down previously from $20.00) on shares of Knowles in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Knowles presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.08.
In other news, Director Didier Hirsch purchased 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $13.40 per share, for a total transaction of $26,800.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 40,821 shares in the company, valued at $547,001.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders have bought 4,947 shares of company stock worth $71,374 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.
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Knowles Company Profile
Knowles Corporation is a global supplier of micro-acoustic, audio processing and specialty component solutions, serving the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, military, aerospace and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Mobile Consumer Electronics (MCE) and Specialty Components (SC).
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