Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Knowles (KN) Share Price

News coverage about Knowles (NYSE:KN) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Knowles earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 43.995715510523 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

KN has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Knowles from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Knowles in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Piper Jaffray Companies initiated coverage on Knowles in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $15.50 price target on the stock. Finally, Lake Street Capital restated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Knowles in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.42.

Knowles (NYSE:KN) opened at $15.60 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,400.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -780.00, a P/E/G ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a current ratio of 2.39, a quick ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. Knowles has a 52-week low of $14.11 and a 52-week high of $19.90.

Knowles (NYSE:KN) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $221.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $220.62 million. Knowles had a return on equity of 6.13% and a net margin of 0.25%. Knowles’s quarterly revenue was down 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.37 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Knowles will post 0.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Knowles Company Profile

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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