Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Brunswick (BC) Share Price

Headlines about Brunswick (NYSE:BC) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news 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 earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.4462256533726 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Brunswick (NYSE:BC) traded down $0.32 on Wednesday, hitting $55.21. The stock had a trading volume of 482,451 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,055,833. Brunswick has a 52 week low of $48.04 and a 52 week high of $63.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 1.81 and a quick ratio of 0.95. The stock has a market cap of $4,870.00, a P/E ratio of 17.75, a PEG ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 1.90.

Brunswick (NYSE:BC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by ($0.09). The company had revenue of $1.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.16 billion. Brunswick had a net margin of 5.93% and a return on equity of 22.71%. The business’s revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.91 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Brunswick will post 3.85 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st were issued a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 20th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.38%. This is a positive change from Brunswick’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. Brunswick’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 24.44%.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price target on shares of Brunswick in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $66.00 price target on shares of Brunswick in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Imperial Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price target on shares of Brunswick in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Brunswick in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brunswick from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $63.23.

In other news, insider John C. Pfeifer sold 3,780 shares of Brunswick stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.96, for a total transaction of $207,748.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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Brunswick 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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