Owens & Minor (OMI) Given Coverage Optimism Score of -0.09

News articles about Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Owens & Minor earned a news sentiment score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Owens & Minor (NYSE OMI) opened at 31.99 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.02 and a beta of 1.01. Owens & Minor has a 52-week low of $30.43 and a 52-week high of $37.02. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $31.95 and its 200 day moving average is $34.04.

Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.42 by $0.01. Owens & Minor had a net margin of 1.08% and a return on equity of 12.28%. The company had revenue of $2.33 billion during the quarter. Equities analysts expect that Owens & Minor will post $1.78 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were paid a dividend of $0.2575 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $1.03 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.22%. Owens & Minor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 60.95%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on OMI shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Owens & Minor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $36.00 price target on shares of Owens & Minor in a report on Friday, July 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Owens & Minor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Owens & Minor from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have given a hold rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Sell” and a consensus target price of $33.17.

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In other Owens & Minor news, insider Michael Wayne Lowry sold 1,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.19, for a total transaction of $41,847.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 10,498 shares in the company, valued at approximately $337,930.62. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Erika T. Davis sold 9,317 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.26, for a total value of $300,566.42. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 63,979 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,063,962.54. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 12,848 shares of company stock valued at $413,962. 1.68% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Owens & Minor Company Profile

Owens & Minor, Inc is a healthcare services company that connects the world of medical products to the point of care. The Company provides supply chain assistance to the providers of healthcare services and the manufacturers of healthcare products, supplies and devices. The Company’s segments include Domestic, International and Clinical & Procedural Solutions (CPS).

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