Media headlines about MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MTS Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.9261016470411 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Several research firms recently weighed in on MTSC. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of MTS Systems in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of MTS Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of MTS Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of MTS Systems in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. MTS Systems presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $65.50.

Shares of MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) opened at $52.55 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $953.75, a PE ratio of 40.11, a P/E/G ratio of 2.34 and a beta of 1.27. MTS Systems has a 12 month low of $44.65 and a 12 month high of $59.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a current ratio of 1.85.

MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 27th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $201.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $195.24 million. MTS Systems had a net margin of 3.18% and a return on equity of 10.32%. MTS Systems’s quarterly revenue was down 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.55 earnings per share. analysts expect that MTS Systems will post 2.28 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Monday, December 18th were paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 15th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.28%. MTS Systems’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 91.60%.

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MTS Systems Company Profile

MTS Systems Corporation is a supplier of test systems and position sensors. The Company operates through two segments: Test and Sensors. The Test segment provides testing solutions, including hardware, software and services to ground vehicles, materials and structures markets. The Sensors segment provides position sensors for a range of industrial and mobile hydraulic applications.

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