News headlines about Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Emerson Electric earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.4933465561181 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Drilling Down Into: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., (NASDAQ: TTWO), Emerson Electric Co., (NYSE: EMR); – TNN (tradingnewsnow.com)
- Higher Risky stock is more profitable: Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- Notable Stocks Under Consideration: Emerson Electric Co., (NYSE: EMR), Endocyte, Inc., (NASDAQ: ECYT) – Global Export Lines (press release) (globalexportlines.com)
- Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) to achieve 14.72% EPS growth for next year – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- Shares of Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) are value at $70.74 – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on EMR shares. UBS began coverage on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $73.26 price target on the stock. Vertical Research raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 price target on shares of Emerson Electric in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price target on shares of Emerson Electric in a report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Emerson Electric from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $70.72.
Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $3.82 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.72 billion. Emerson Electric had a net margin of 10.09% and a return on equity of 20.73%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.49 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Emerson Electric will post 3.11 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Investors of record on Friday, February 16th were given a $0.485 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $1.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.68%. Emerson Electric’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 78.23%.
About Emerson Electric
Emerson Electric Co is a diversified global manufacturing company, which provides solutions to customers by bringing technology and engineering together in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. The Company operates through four segments based on the nature of the products and services rendered: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Climate Technologies and Commercial & Residential Solutions.
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