Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Owens & Minor earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.1069089421679 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Owens & Minor stock traded up $0.01 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $15.54. 552,563 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,599,039. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a current ratio of 1.67. Owens & Minor has a 12 month low of $14.26 and a 12 month high of $34.97. The firm has a market cap of $930.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.84, a PEG ratio of 0.92 and a beta of 1.10.

Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.01. Owens & Minor had a net margin of 0.78% and a return on equity of 9.63%. The firm had revenue of $2.39 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.34 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.52 EPS. The company’s revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Owens & Minor will post 2.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be paid a $0.26 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.69%. This is a positive change from Owens & Minor’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. Owens & Minor’s payout ratio is currently 85.95%.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on OMI. Barclays began coverage on shares of Owens & Minor in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. They issued an “underweight” rating and a $16.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Owens & Minor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Owens & Minor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on shares of Owens & Minor from $21.00 to $20.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of Owens & Minor in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Owens & Minor presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $24.28.

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About Owens & Minor

Owens & Minor, Inc is a healthcare services company that connects the world of medical products to the point of care. The Company provides supply chain assistance to the providers of healthcare services and the manufacturers of healthcare products, supplies and devices. The Company’s segments include Domestic, International and Clinical & Procedural Solutions (CPS).

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