Very Positive Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Ralph Lauren (RL) Share Price

News stories about Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) have been trending very positive this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ralph Lauren earned a news impact score of 3.40 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media headlines about the textile maker an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Ralph Lauren’s analysis:

RL has been the topic of several analyst reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Ralph Lauren from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $150.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, October 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ralph Lauren from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $149.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 4th. Buckingham Research lifted their price objective on Ralph Lauren from $138.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Ralph Lauren in a report on Monday, October 29th. They set a “buy” rating and a $149.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded Ralph Lauren from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $125.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, September 20th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $136.69.

Shares of NYSE RL opened at $114.94 on Tuesday. Ralph Lauren has a twelve month low of $95.00 and a twelve month high of $147.79. The company has a quick ratio of 2.17, a current ratio of 2.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. The company has a market capitalization of $8.96 billion, a PE ratio of 19.06, a PEG ratio of 1.59 and a beta of 0.64.

Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The textile maker reported $2.26 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.16 by $0.10. Ralph Lauren had a return on equity of 16.19% and a net margin of 3.82%. The business had revenue of $1.69 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.65 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.99 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Ralph Lauren will post 6.79 EPS for the current year.

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About Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Corporation designs, markets, and distributes lifestyle products in North America, Europe, Asia, and internationally. It offers apparel, including a range of men's, women's, and children's clothing accessories, which comprise footwear, eyewear, watches, fashion and fine jewelry, hats, gloves, umbrellas, belts, and leather goods, such as handbags, luggage, small leather goods, and belts; home products consisting of bedding and bath products, furniture, fabrics and wallpapers, lightings, tabletops, floorcoverings, and giftware; and fragrances.

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