Amphenol (APH) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.17

Media stories about Amphenol (NYSE:APH) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amphenol earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 47.2234990656566 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Amphenol (NYSE APH) opened at $88.28 on Thursday. Amphenol has a one year low of $67.26 and a one year high of $93.62. The firm has a market cap of $26,995.03, a P/E ratio of 43.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.60 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a current ratio of 2.95, a quick ratio of 2.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The electronics maker reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.05. Amphenol had a net margin of 9.28% and a return on equity of 26.09%. The business had revenue of $1.94 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.80 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.75 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Amphenol will post 3.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 10th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.86%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 16th. Amphenol’s dividend payout ratio is 37.07%.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on APH. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $89.00 price target (up from $82.00) on shares of Amphenol in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on shares of Amphenol from $87.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Deutsche Bank increased their price target on shares of Amphenol from $95.00 to $96.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Amphenol in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Amphenol presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $92.00.

In related news, Director Diana G. Reardon sold 503,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.73, for a total transaction of $45,637,190.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 260,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $23,589,800. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Craig A. Lampo sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.51, for a total transaction of $895,100.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 35,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,132,850. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 523,000 shares of company stock valued at $47,452,990 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 2.51% of the company’s stock.

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Amphenol Company Profile

Amphenol Corporation (Amphenol) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor- based products, and coaxial and specialty cable. The Company operates through two segments, which include Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions.

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