ESCO Technologies (ESE) Earns News Impact Rating of 0.13

Media headlines about ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ESCO Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.8421366356287 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

ESE has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ESCO Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of ESCO Technologies in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Needham & Company LLC upgraded ESCO Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Finally, Stephens set a $65.00 price objective on ESCO Technologies and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $68.75.

Shares of ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) opened at $60.25 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 2.01, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38. ESCO Technologies has a 12-month low of $50.30 and a 12-month high of $65.95. The firm has a market cap of $1,540.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.11 and a beta of 1.05.

ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.79 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.75 by $0.04. ESCO Technologies had a net margin of 7.83% and a return on equity of 8.64%. The firm had revenue of $207.01 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $211.02 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.67 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 29.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that ESCO Technologies will post 2.34 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 19th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 4th will be given a dividend of $0.08 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 3rd. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.53%. ESCO Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 15.46%.

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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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