Amphenol (NYSE:APH) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Amphenol (NYSE:APH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Amphenol earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.6057644240913 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and set a $89.00 target price (up from $82.00) on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on Amphenol from $87.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Amphenol in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $92.00.

APH traded down $1.20 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $83.60. 142,661 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,336,048. The firm has a market capitalization of $25,675.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.18, a PEG ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 2.95 and a quick ratio of 2.25. Amphenol has a 52 week low of $68.57 and a 52 week high of $93.62.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The electronics maker reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.81 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $1.94 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.80 billion. Amphenol had a return on equity of 26.09% and a net margin of 9.28%. Amphenol’s quarterly revenue was up 17.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.75 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Amphenol will post 3.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 10th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be given a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 16th. Amphenol’s dividend payout ratio is currently 24.36%.

In related news, VP Lance E. D’amico sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.07, for a total transaction of $920,700.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director John R. Lord sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Sunday, September 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.47, for a total value of $124,940.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 38,677 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,416,152.19. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.51% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Amphenol

Amphenol Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors worldwide. It operates through two segments, Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions. The Interconnect Products and Assemblies segment offers connector and connector systems, including fiber optic, harsh environment, high-speed, and radio frequency interconnect products, as well as antennas; power interconnect products, bus bars, and distribution systems; and other connectors.

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