News headlines about Amphenol (NYSE:APH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Amphenol earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.6194200610552 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

APH has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on Amphenol from $95.00 to $96.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Bank of America upgraded Amphenol from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $89.60.

Shares of Amphenol (NYSE:APH) traded down $0.55 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $92.29. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,520,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,110,000. The company has a quick ratio of 2.27, a current ratio of 3.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. Amphenol has a 12-month low of $66.00 and a 12-month high of $93.28. The company has a market capitalization of $28,180.00, a P/E ratio of 29.49, a P/E/G ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 0.81.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The electronics maker reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.09. Amphenol had a return on equity of 25.63% and a net margin of 14.73%. The firm had revenue of $1.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.74 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.73 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Amphenol will post 3.21 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 18th were paid a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 15th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.82%. Amphenol’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.28%.

In other news, CFO Craig A. Lampo sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.51, for a total transaction of $895,100.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 35,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,132,850. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Diana G. Reardon sold 503,000 shares of the business’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 value of $45,637,190.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 260,000 shares in the company, valued at $23,589,800. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 849,000 shares of company stock worth $75,518,690 over the last three months. 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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