News headlines about Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive 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. Flow International Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.3718332654286 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) traded down 1.19% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $31.57. 150,455 shares of the company traded hands. Flow International Corp has a 1-year low of $22.34 and a 1-year high of $40.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.34 billion and a PE ratio of 263.08. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $35.68 and its 200-day moving average price is $35.71.

Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $498 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $499.28 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.46 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Flow International Corp will post $0.15 EPS for the current year.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc raised shares of Flow International Corp from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $41.00 to $42.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Flow International Corp in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. UBS AG raised shares of Flow International Corp from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Wolfe Research assumed coverage on shares of Flow International Corp in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. They issued a “market perform” rating on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Flow International Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Flow International Corp currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $39.83.

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In related news, VP Stephen A. Tsoris sold 5,850 shares of Flow International Corp stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total value of $204,750.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 44,694 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,564,290. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Flow International Corp Company Profile

SPX FLOW, Inc provides various engineered solutions worldwide. The company engineers, designs, manufactures, and markets products and solutions used to process, blend, filter, dry, meter, and transport fluids with a focus on original equipment installation, including turn-key systems, modular systems, and components, as well as aftermarket components and support services.

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