ESCO Technologies (ESE) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.13

Media coverage about ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ESCO Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.1837286136663 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

ESE has been the topic of several recent research reports. FBR & Co reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of ESCO Technologies in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. BidaskClub raised ESCO Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised ESCO Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $67.00.

Shares of ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) traded up 0.34% on Friday, hitting $59.75. The stock had a trading volume of 89,504 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $59.11 and a 200-day moving average of $58.38. ESCO Technologies has a 1-year low of $42.95 and a 1-year high of $63.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.18 and a beta of 1.04.

ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $172.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $172.00 million. ESCO Technologies had a return on equity of 8.36% and a net margin of 8.06%. ESCO Technologies’s quarterly revenue was up 22.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.49 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that ESCO Technologies will post $2.08 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 17th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 3rd were issued a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.54%. ESCO Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 16.16%.

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About ESCO Technologies

ESCO Technologies Inc (ESCO) is a producer of engineered products and systems sold to customers for utility, industrial, aerospace and commercial applications. The Company operates through four segments: Filtration/Fluid Flow (Filtration), RF Shielding and Test (Test), Utility Solutions Group (USG) and Technical Packaging.

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