Headlines about Knowles (NYSE:KN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Knowles earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 44.2050824225285 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- $180.00 Million in Sales Expected for Knowles Corp (KN) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Downcast Nick Knowles keeps a low profile as he steps out to run errands… amid ongoing claims he faces ‘six-figure tax bill in avoidance probe’ (dailymail.co.uk)
- Form 4 Knowles Corp For: Mar 07 Filed by: Niew Jeffrey (streetinsider.com)
- Big Un Ltd (ASX:BIG) Board Changes (menafn.com)
- Analysts Expect Knowles Corp (KN) Will Post Earnings of $0.13 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
Knowles (KN) traded down $0.31 on Wednesday, hitting $14.00. The stock had a trading volume of 516,272 shares, compared to its average volume of 978,024. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,303.90, a P/E ratio of 18.92, a P/E/G ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.79. Knowles has a 12 month low of $13.10 and a 12 month high of $19.90. The company has a quick ratio of 1.78, a current ratio of 2.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17.
KN has been the subject of a number of research reports. Craig Hallum reissued a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price (down from $20.00) on shares of Knowles in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Lake Street Capital decreased their price target on shares of Knowles from $19.00 to $17.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Piper Jaffray Companies initiated coverage on shares of Knowles in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $15.50 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Knowles currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.08.
In other Knowles news, Director Didier Hirsch bought 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 16th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $14.45 per share, for a total transaction of $43,350.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. In the last quarter, insiders acquired 8,009 shares of company stock worth $114,693. 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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