Media stories about Knowles (NYSE:KN) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Knowles earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 43.995715510523 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Lake Street Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Knowles in a report on Monday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Knowles in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies initiated coverage on Knowles in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $15.50 price target for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Knowles presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.90.
Shares of Knowles (NYSE KN) opened at $16.55 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 2.39, a quick ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,457.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of 827.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 0.76. Knowles has a 1 year low of $14.11 and a 1 year high of $19.90.
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Knowles Corporation is a global supplier of micro-acoustic, audio processing and specialty component solutions, serving the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, military, aerospace and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Mobile Consumer Electronics (MCE) and Specialty Components (SC).
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