AGCO (AGCO) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.21

News stories about AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. AGCO earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.8006820529889 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $79.00 price objective on shares of AGCO in a research note on Thursday. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $73.00 price objective on shares of AGCO in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Barclays assumed coverage on shares of AGCO in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $75.00 price objective for the company. Goldman Sachs Group raised shares of AGCO from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $68.00 target price on shares of AGCO and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $72.60.

AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) traded up $0.99 during trading on Friday, reaching $74.11. 837,900 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 686,156. The firm has a market cap of $5,900.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a current ratio of 1.51. AGCO has a 52-week low of $58.00 and a 52-week high of $75.95.

AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The industrial products company reported $0.79 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $1.99 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.92 billion. AGCO had a net margin of 2.52% and a return on equity of 8.20%. The business’s revenue was up 12.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.51 EPS. analysts forecast that AGCO will post 3.02 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were issued a dividend of $0.14 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.76%. AGCO’s payout ratio is 22.05%.

In other news, SVP Robert B. Crain sold 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.72, for a total transaction of $495,040.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 16.60% of the company’s stock.

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AGCO Company Profile

AGCO Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and related replacement parts. The Company sells a range of agricultural equipment, including tractors, combines, self-propelled sprayers, hay tools, forage equipment, seeding and tillage equipment, implements, and grain storage and protein production systems.

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