Brunswick Corporation (BC) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.09

Headlines about Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brunswick Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 47.3176655625336 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by ($0.09). The business had revenue of $1.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.16 billion. Brunswick Corporation had a return on equity of 22.71% and a net margin of 5.93%. The business’s revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.91 EPS.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be paid a $0.19 dividend. This is an increase from Brunswick Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 20th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.50%. Brunswick Corporation’s payout ratio is 21.29%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on BC. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 price target on shares of Brunswick Corporation in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. BMO Capital Markets lowered their price target on Brunswick Corporation from $68.00 to $62.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brunswick Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their price target on Brunswick Corporation from $68.00 to $61.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 price target on shares of Brunswick Corporation in a report on Friday, October 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $63.29.

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Brunswick Corporation Company Profile

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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