Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Motorola Solutions (MSI) Share Price

Media coverage about Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Motorola Solutions earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.1712941724513 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Motorola Solutions (MSI) opened at $99.13 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.56, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a current ratio of 1.35. Motorola Solutions has a 12 month low of $77.23 and a 12 month high of $107.78. The stock has a market capitalization of $15,910.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -92.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 0.40.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The communications equipment provider reported $2.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.04 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $1.96 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.94 billion. Motorola Solutions had a negative return on equity of 75.81% and a negative net margin of 2.43%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.03 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Motorola Solutions will post 6.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently commented on MSI shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Motorola Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine lowered Motorola Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Citigroup upped their target price on Motorola Solutions from $112.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Deutsche Bank upgraded Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. started coverage on Motorola Solutions in a research note on Friday. They set a “neutral” rating and a $115.00 price objective for the company. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $103.27.

In other news, CEO Gregory Q. Brown sold 75,019 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.91, for a total transaction of $6,819,977.29. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 183,312 shares in the company, valued at $16,664,893.92. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Chairman Gregory Q. Brown sold 52,521 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.96, for a total value of $4,777,310.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 1,375,837 shares of company stock worth $54,195,434 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions, Inc is a provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The Company operates through two segments: Products and Services. The Company’s Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories and software. The Products segment has two product lines: Devices and Systems.

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