Media stories about Mettler-Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media 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. Mettler-Toledo International earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the medical instruments supplier an impact score of 45.068919836442 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (MTD) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Mettler-Toledo International (MTD) Lifted to “Strong-Buy” at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- BidaskClub Downgrades Mettler-Toledo International (MTD) to Buy (americanbankingnews.com)
- 7 Biggest Price Target Changes For Wednesday (benzinga.com)
- Analysts Expect Mettler-Toledo International Inc (expressnewsline.com)
Shares of NYSE MTD traded up $4.06 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $585.63. The stock had a trading volume of 158,171 shares, compared to its average volume of 177,571. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.75, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.09. Mettler-Toledo International has a twelve month low of $478.31 and a twelve month high of $697.26. The company has a market cap of $14,538.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.33, a PEG ratio of 2.23 and a beta of 1.20.
MTD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Citigroup raised Mettler-Toledo International from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $685.00 to $692.00 in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised Mettler-Toledo International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $640.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on Mettler-Toledo International from $595.00 to $568.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Barclays assumed coverage on Mettler-Toledo International in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $625.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Deutsche Bank upped their target price on Mettler-Toledo International from $600.00 to $630.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $641.00.
In other Mettler-Toledo International news, CFO Shawn Vadala sold 300 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $605.20, for a total transaction of $181,560.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 5,599 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,388,514.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider La Guerroniere Marc De sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $630.00, for a total value of $1,260,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 2,000 shares in the company, valued at $1,260,000. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 28,268 shares of company stock worth $17,497,059 over the last ninety days. 4.80% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Mettler-Toledo International Company Profile
Mettler-Toledo International Inc is a supplier of precision instruments and services. The Company operates through five segments: U.S. Operations, Swiss Operations, Western European Operations, Chinese Operations and Other. The Company manufactures weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, packaging, logistics and food retailing applications.
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