Media coverage about Flowserve (NYSE:FLS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Flowserve earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.2767810725425 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Flowserve (FLS) opened at $40.36 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,272.43, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.29, a PEG ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 1.54. Flowserve has a 52-week low of $37.51 and a 52-week high of $51.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 2.12 and a quick ratio of 1.30.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 5th were given a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 4th. Flowserve’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 58.92%.

FLS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Flowserve from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of Flowserve in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Goldman Sachs Group downgraded Flowserve from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $42.65 to $37.00 in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Seaport Global Securities downgraded Flowserve from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $60.00 to $40.00 in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Flowserve in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $43.92.

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About Flowserve

Flowserve Corporation is a manufacturer and aftermarket service provider of flow control systems. The Company’s segments include Engineered Product Division, Industrial Product Division and Flow Control Division. Its geographic segments include North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.

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