Emerson Electric (EMR) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.16

Media stories about Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Emerson Electric earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.9108973919264 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Shares of Emerson Electric (NYSE EMR) traded down $0.13 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $64.69. The company had a trading volume of 4,002,806 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,290,468. Emerson Electric has a 52-week low of $55.40 and a 52-week high of $67.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $41,519.34, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.07, a PEG ratio of 3.05 and a beta of 1.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 1.64 and a quick ratio of 1.30.

Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The industrial products company reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.83. The firm had revenue of $4.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.43 billion. Emerson Electric had a return on equity of 20.47% and a net margin of 9.94%. Emerson Electric’s quarterly revenue was up 12.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.74 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Emerson Electric will post 2.91 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 11th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 17th will be issued a $0.485 dividend. This is a positive change from Emerson Electric’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.48. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 16th. This represents a $1.94 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.00%. Emerson Electric’s dividend payout ratio is 82.55%.

Several research firms have recently commented on EMR. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Edward Jones cut Emerson Electric from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Cowen upgraded Emerson Electric to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Emerson Electric from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Citigroup set a $61.00 price objective on Emerson Electric and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $65.14.

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About Emerson Electric

Emerson Electric Co is a diversified global manufacturing company, which provides solutions to customers by bringing technology and engineering together in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. The Company operates through four segments based on the nature of the products and services rendered: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Climate Technologies and Commercial & Residential Solutions.

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