Media headlines about Knowles (NYSE:KN) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Knowles earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.9959517193829 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Knowles (NYSE KN) opened at $14.68 on Friday. Knowles has a 52 week low of $14.11 and a 52 week high of $19.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 1.43 and a current ratio of 2.39. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,310.00, a P/E ratio of 21.18, a P/E/G ratio of 2.32 and a beta of 0.76.

Knowles (NYSE:KN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.09. Knowles had a return on equity of 6.13% and a net margin of 0.25%. The business had revenue of $221.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $220.62 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.37 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Knowles will post 0.62 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on KN shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Lake Street Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Knowles in a research note on Monday, November 20th. BidaskClub raised Knowles from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Knowles in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.00.

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Knowles Company Profile

Knowles Corporation is a global supplier of micro-acoustic, audio processing and specialty component solutions, serving the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, military, aerospace and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Mobile Consumer Electronics (MCE) and Specialty Components (SC).

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