Media headlines about Knoll (NYSE:KNL) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Knoll earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1252449227927 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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Knoll stock opened at $21.89 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $1,083.07, a P/E ratio of 13.43 and a beta of 1.02. Knoll has a 1 year low of $16.57 and a 1 year high of $24.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a current ratio of 1.25.

Knoll (NYSE:KNL) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The business services provider reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.06). The company had revenue of $316.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $302.07 million. Knoll had a return on equity of 19.97% and a net margin of 7.08%. The business’s revenue was up 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.44 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Knoll will post 1.74 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. Knoll’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 36.81%.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Knoll from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Knoll from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Raymond James Financial raised shares of Knoll from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $23.00 to $26.00 in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $26.00.

In other news, EVP David L. Schutte sold 2,358 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.57, for a total transaction of $50,862.06. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 58,735 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,266,913.95. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.90% of the company’s stock.

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Knoll Company Profile

Knoll, Inc is a manufacturer of commercial and residential furniture, accessories and coverings. The Company operates through three segments: Office, Studio and Coverings. The Office segment includes a range of workplace products that address workplace planning paradigms. These products include systems furniture, seating, storage, tables, desks and KnollExtra accessories, as well as the international sales of its North American Office products.

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