Knoll (KNL) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.20

Press coverage about Knoll (NYSE:KNL) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Knoll earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8103626483746 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Knoll (NYSE KNL) opened at $22.76 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,150.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.26 and a beta of 1.07. Knoll has a twelve month low of $16.57 and a twelve month high of $27.67.

Knoll (NYSE:KNL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $291.26 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $277.40 million. Knoll had a return on equity of 21.94% and a net margin of 6.21%. Knoll’s revenue was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.44 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Knoll will post 1.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.64%. Knoll’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 42.86%.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Knoll from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Raymond James Financial upgraded Knoll from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $23.00 to $26.00 in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Knoll from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, November 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Knoll has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $26.67.

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Knoll Company Profile

Knoll, Inc is a manufacturer of commercial and residential furniture, accessories and coverings. The Company operates through three segments: Office, Studio and Coverings. The Office segment includes a range of workplace products that address workplace planning paradigms. These products include systems furniture, seating, storage, tables, desks and KnollExtra accessories, as well as the international sales of its North American Office products.

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