Pentair (PNR) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.32
Media headlines about Pentair (NYSE:PNR) have trended positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pentair earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.5062207115856 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
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- ETFs with exposure to Pentair Plc : December 12, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Pentair plc (PNR) Standout Institutional Ownership of 90.80%- Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (AJRD) – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
Shares of Pentair (NYSE:PNR) traded down $0.67 during trading on Friday, reaching $68.17. 1,680,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 989,547. Pentair has a one year low of $55.76 and a one year high of $71.76. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,500.00, a P/E ratio of 20.60, a P/E/G ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 1.41.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 9th. Investors of record on Friday, January 26th will be paid a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 25th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.05%. This is an increase from Pentair’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. Pentair’s payout ratio is currently 65.71%.
PNR has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Pentair from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and issued a $70.00 price objective on shares of Pentair in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $59.00 price objective on shares of Pentair in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $76.00 price objective (up previously from $75.00) on shares of Pentair in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $70.00 price objective on shares of Pentair in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $70.67.
In related news, Director Ronald Merriman sold 5,200 shares of Pentair stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.00, for a total value of $348,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 21,538 shares in the company, valued at $1,443,046. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Trian Fund Management, L.P. purchased 9,966 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 27th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $69.22 per share, with a total value of $689,846.52. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 1,122 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $77,664.84. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold 217,632 shares of company stock valued at $14,783,286 in the last quarter. 9.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Pentair Company Profile
Pentair, Inc (Pentair) is a focused diversified industrial manufacturing company. The Company operates in two segments: Water & Fluid Solutions and Technical Products. Water & Fluid Solutions is providing products and systems used worldwide in the movement, storage and treatment of water. Technical Products is engaged in the global enclosures and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing standard, modified and custom enclosures that house and protect sensitive electronics and electrical components and protect the people that use them.
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