News coverage about Monro (NASDAQ:MNRO) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Monro earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.9230995965265 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Monro (MNRO) opened at $58.25 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,843.43, a P/E ratio of 29.30, a P/E/G ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 0.67. Monro has a twelve month low of $39.65 and a twelve month high of $61.10. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62.

Monro (NASDAQ:MNRO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The auto parts company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $278.02 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $277.06 million. Monro had a return on equity of 10.82% and a net margin of 5.66%. The firm’s revenue was up 13.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.53 earnings per share. analysts expect that Monro will post 2.02 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 12th will be issued a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 11th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.24%. This is a boost from Monro’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. Monro’s dividend payout ratio is currently 38.50%.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Monro in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Monro in a report on Friday, December 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut Monro from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. TheStreet raised Monro from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised Monro from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $63.33.

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About Monro

Monro, Inc, formerly Monro Muffler Brake, Inc, is engaged in the provision of automotive undercar repair and tire services in the United States. The Company provides a range of services on passenger cars, light trucks and vans for brakes; mufflers and exhaust systems, and steering, drive train, suspension and wheel alignment.

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