Media coverage about Brunswick (NYSE:BC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brunswick earned a coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.2823643220982 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Prep Report: High jump turns from pain to pleasure for Gallagher (fredericknewspost.com)
- ASCO GU 2018: High Dose Interleukin-2 and Response in 944 Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer (RCC): Data From the PROCLAIM Registry (urotoday.com)
- Global News lays off 70 staff across country, 21 in Vancouver (vancouversun.com)
- [$$] All change for Sir Alan Parker (finance.yahoo.com)
- Brunswick Corporation Brunswick Corporation declares quarterly dividend (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of equities analysts have commented on BC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Brunswick from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. B. Riley set a $70.00 target price on shares of Brunswick and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their target price on shares of Brunswick from $68.00 to $61.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 27th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 target price on shares of Brunswick in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reduced their target price on shares of Brunswick from $68.00 to $62.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Brunswick currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $66.13.
Brunswick (NYSE:BC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by ($0.04). Brunswick had a net margin of 3.09% and a return on equity of 22.52%. The company had revenue of $1.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.13 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.66 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Brunswick will post 4.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, insider John C. Pfeifer sold 3,780 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.96, for a total transaction of $207,748.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.
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Brunswick Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreation products. The Company operates through three segments: Marine Engine, Boat and Fitness. The Company’s product includes marine engines, boats, fitness equipment and active recreation products. The Company’s engine-related products include outboard, sterndrive and inboard engines; trolling motors; propellers; engine control systems; and marine parts and accessories.
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