Owens & Minor (OMI) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.30

Headlines about Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Owens & Minor earned a news impact score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on OMI. Zacks Investment Research cut Owens & Minor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, May 5th. TheStreet cut Owens & Minor from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. BidaskClub cut Owens & Minor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $36.00 target price on Owens & Minor and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Owens & Minor has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.88.

Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI) traded up 0.36% during trading on Friday, hitting $28.25. 868,995 shares of the stock traded hands. Owens & Minor has a 12 month low of $27.98 and a 12 month high of $37.02. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $31.38 and a 200 day moving average price of $33.44. The firm has a market cap of $1.73 billion, a PE ratio of 17.97 and a beta of 1.01.

Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43. Owens & Minor had a net margin of 1.02% and a return on equity of 11.64%. The business had revenue of $2.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.38 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.52 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Owens & Minor will post $1.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a $0.2575 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $1.03 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.65%. Owens & Minor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 65.19%.

In other news, SVP Erika T. Davis sold 9,317 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.26, for a total value of $300,566.42. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 63,979 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,063,962.54. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Rony Camil Kordahi sold 2,231 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.07, for a total transaction of $71,548.17. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 27,555 shares in the company, valued at $883,688.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.68% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Owens & Minor Company Profile

Owens & Minor, Inc is a healthcare services company that connects the world of medical products to the point of care. The Company provides supply chain assistance to the providers of healthcare services and the manufacturers of healthcare products, supplies and devices. The Company’s segments include Domestic, International and Clinical & Procedural Solutions (CPS).

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