Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Knoll (KNL) Share Price

Media stories about Knoll (NYSE:KNL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Knoll earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.5867160882838 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

KNL has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. TheStreet upgraded Knoll from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Knoll from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, December 28th. ValuEngine lowered Knoll from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Raymond James Financial upgraded Knoll from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and increased their price target for the company from $23.00 to $26.00 in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Knoll presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $26.00.

Knoll (NYSE:KNL) opened at $21.88 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 1.31 and a quick ratio of 0.62. Knoll has a 1 year low of $16.57 and a 1 year high of $24.47. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,049.18, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.42 and a beta of 0.98.

Knoll (NYSE:KNL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The business services provider reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.06). Knoll had a net margin of 7.08% and a return on equity of 20.51%. The company had revenue of $316.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $302.07 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.44 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Knoll will post 1.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.74%. Knoll’s payout ratio is presently 36.81%.

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About Knoll

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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