Motorola Solutions (MSI) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Motorola Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.1843378461624 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) traded up $3.08 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $105.02. The stock had a trading volume of 1,659,315 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,425,052. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.56, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a current ratio of 1.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $16,410.58, a P/E ratio of -97.24, a PEG ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.40. Motorola Solutions has a fifty-two week low of $78.23 and a fifty-two week high of $107.78.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The communications equipment provider reported $2.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.04 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $1.96 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.94 billion. Motorola Solutions had a negative return on equity of 75.81% and a negative net margin of 2.43%. The business’s revenue was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.03 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Motorola Solutions will post 6.31 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on MSI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, October 20th. Citigroup upped their target price on Motorola Solutions from $112.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Jefferies Group upped their target price on Motorola Solutions from $105.00 to $110.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Deutsche Bank raised Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, January 12th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Motorola Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $103.27.

In other news, EVP Eduardo F. Conrado sold 75,830 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.12, for a total transaction of $7,061,289.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 51,346 shares in the company, valued at $4,781,339.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CAO John K. Wozniak sold 45,577 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $104.90, for a total value of $4,781,027.30. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 20,099 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,108,385.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 1,300,818 shares of company stock valued at $47,375,457. Insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

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Motorola Solutions Company Profile

Motorola Solutions, Inc is a provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The Company operates through two segments: Products and Services. The Company’s Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories and software. The Products segment has two product lines: Devices and Systems.

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