News articles about Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mueller Water Products earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.6680747188044 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

NYSE:MWA opened at $11.45 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.81 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 1.08. The company has a current ratio of 5.13, a quick ratio of 3.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. Mueller Water Products has a twelve month low of $9.59 and a twelve month high of $12.99.

Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.19. The business had revenue of $250.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $246.01 million. Mueller Water Products had a return on equity of 15.67% and a net margin of 11.24%. Mueller Water Products’s revenue was up 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.16 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Mueller Water Products will post 0.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 20th. Investors of record on Friday, August 10th were paid a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 9th. Mueller Water Products’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 45.45%.

MWA has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mueller Water Products from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 11th. Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price target on shares of Mueller Water Products in a research report on Monday, August 6th. Seaport Global Securities cut Mueller Water Products from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $15.00 to $12.50 in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Finally, DA Davidson restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Mueller Water Products in a research report on Friday, July 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.44.

About Mueller Water Products

Mueller Water Products, Inc manufactures and markets products and services for use in the transmission, distribution, and measurement of water in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates through Infrastructure and Technologies segments. The Infrastructure segment offers valves for water and gas systems, including iron gate, butterfly, tapping, check, knife, plug, automatic control, and ball valves; dry-barrel and wet-barrel fire hydrants; pipe repair products, such as clamps and couplings used to repair leaks under the Mueller and Jones brand names; small valves, meter bars, and line stopper fittings for use in gas systems; and machines and tools for tapping, drilling, extracting, installing, and stopping-off.

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