Media headlines about Belden (NYSE:BDC) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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. Belden earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.1394507401711 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
BDC has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Belden from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. TheStreet cut shares of Belden from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Cross Research cut shares of Belden from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $94.00 price objective on shares of Belden in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of Belden from $90.00 to $97.00 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $89.50.
Belden (NYSE:BDC) traded up $0.66 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $85.31. 134,233 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 219,753. Belden has a 52-week low of $64.60 and a 52-week high of $87.14. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.79 and a current ratio of 2.26. The stock has a market cap of $3,570.02, a PE ratio of 58.83 and a beta of 2.28.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were issued a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.23%. Belden’s payout ratio is 13.79%.
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Belden Inc is a signal transmission solutions provider company. The Company operates through five segment: Broadcast Solutions (Broadcast), Enterprise Connectivity Solutions (Enterprise), Industrial Connectivity Solutions (Industrial Connectivity), Industrial IT Solutions (Industrial IT), and Network Security Solutions (Network Security).
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