Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Brunswick (NYSE:BC) Stock Price

Media stories about Brunswick (NYSE:BC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brunswick earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.5140375569956 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Brunswick (NYSE:BC) traded up $1.58 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $57.07. 659,400 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 837,751. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The stock has a market cap of $4,910.00, a PE ratio of 18.35, a P/E/G ratio of 0.81 and a beta of 1.91. Brunswick has a one year low of $48.04 and a one year high of $63.82.

Brunswick (NYSE:BC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.00 by ($0.09). The firm had revenue of $1.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.16 billion. Brunswick had a net margin of 5.93% and a return on equity of 22.71%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.91 earnings per share. analysts predict that Brunswick will post 3.85 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st were given a $0.19 dividend. This is a boost from Brunswick’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 20th. Brunswick’s dividend payout ratio is presently 24.44%.

BC has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded Brunswick from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Brunswick from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 29th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Brunswick in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price objective on shares of Brunswick in a report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, B. Riley set a $70.00 price objective on Brunswick and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $63.23.

In other Brunswick news, insider John C. Pfeifer sold 3,780 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.96, for a total value of $207,748.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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About Brunswick

Brunswick Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreation products. The Company operates through three segments: Marine Engine, Boat and Fitness. The Company’s product includes marine engines, boats, fitness equipment and active recreation products. The Company’s engine-related products include outboard, sterndrive and inboard engines; trolling motors; propellers; engine control systems; and marine parts and accessories.

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