News coverage about Koninklijke Philips (NYSE:PHG) has trended positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Koninklijke Philips earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the technology company an impact score of 45.7164794542806 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Berenberg Bank raised shares of Koninklijke Philips from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Koninklijke Philips from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Koninklijke Philips from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $40.50.

Koninklijke Philips (PHG) traded up $0.29 during trading on Friday, reaching $38.25. 2,610,000 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,830,000. Koninklijke Philips has a 12-month low of $30.25 and a 12-month high of $42.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 1.47 and a quick ratio of 1.13. The firm has a market cap of $35,630.00, a P/E ratio of 36.08, a PEG ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 1.31.

Koninklijke Philips (NYSE:PHG) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The technology company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.59. Koninklijke Philips had a net margin of 8.68% and a return on equity of 6.93%. The firm had revenue of $5.30 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.42 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.67 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 26.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Koninklijke Philips will post 2.32 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced an annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 6th. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be issued a $0.9917 dividend. This represents a yield of 2.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 7th. This is an increase from Koninklijke Philips’s previous annual dividend of $0.86. Koninklijke Philips’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 68.87%.

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Koninklijke Philips Company Profile

Koninklijke Philips N.V. is the Netherlands-based health technology company. The Company’s segments include Personal Health businesses, Diagnosis & Treatment businesses, Connected Care & Health Informatics businesses, HealthTech Other and Legacy Items. The Personal Health businesses segment is engaged in the health continuum, delivering integrated, connected solutions that support healthier lifestyles and those living with chronic disease.

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