Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Knowles Corporation (KN) Share Price

Headlines about Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Knowles Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.8356633153576 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Knowles Corporation (KN) opened at $16.15 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1,422.10, a PE ratio of 23.38, a PEG ratio of 2.46 and a beta of 0.80. Knowles Corporation has a 1-year low of $14.11 and a 1-year high of $19.90. 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 Corporation (NYSE:KN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $221.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $220.62 million. Knowles Corporation had a net margin of 0.25% and a return on equity of 6.13%. The company’s revenue was down 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.37 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Knowles Corporation will post 0.64 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on KN shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Knowles Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Knowles Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Knowles Corporation in a report on Friday, October 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.75.

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About Knowles Corporation

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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