News headlines about Koninklijke Philips (NYSE:PHG) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Koninklijke Philips earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.8553195959344 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- What Are Analysts Saying About Koninklijke Philips NV.’s (AMS:PHIA) Future? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Global CT Scanner Market 2018: GE HEALTHCARE, SIEMENS AG, KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS NV, TOSHIBA … (silverpinyon.com)
- Global Wearable Medical Devices Market | 2018 Top Players: Koninklijke Philips NV, Bayer AG, Siemens AG, Fitbit … (healthcaretrends24.com)
- Global Intraoperative Imaging Market | 2018 Top Players: Koninklijke Philips NV, Deerfield Imaging, NeuroLogica … (healthcaretrends24.com)
- Global Image Guided Surgical Equipment Market Analysis 2018 Siemens Healthineers, Koninklijke Philips NV … (businessservices24.com)
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on PHG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Koninklijke Philips from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Berenberg Bank raised Koninklijke Philips from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Koninklijke Philips from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $40.50.
Koninklijke Philips (NYSE:PHG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 30th. The technology company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59. The firm had revenue of $5.30 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.42 billion. Koninklijke Philips had a return on equity of 6.93% and a net margin of 8.68%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 26.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.67 EPS. equities analysts expect that Koninklijke Philips will post 2.32 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently announced an annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 6th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a $0.9917 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 7th. This represents a yield of 2.43%. This is an increase from Koninklijke Philips’s previous annual dividend of $0.86. Koninklijke Philips’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 35.96%.
Koninklijke Philips Company Profile
Koninklijke Philips N.V. is the Netherlands-based health technology company. The Company’s segments include Personal Health businesses, Diagnosis & Treatment businesses, Connected Care & Health Informatics businesses, HealthTech Other and Legacy Items. The Personal Health businesses segment is engaged in the health continuum, delivering integrated, connected solutions that support healthier lifestyles and those living with chronic disease.
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