News stories about Knoll (NYSE:KNL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Knoll earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.5122696614874 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Knoll (NYSE KNL) traded up $0.58 during trading on Friday, reaching $20.45. 311,000 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 402,559. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 1.31 and a quick ratio of 0.62. Knoll has a twelve month low of $16.57 and a twelve month high of $28.40. The firm has a market cap of $980.34, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.89 and a beta of 1.07.

Knoll (NYSE:KNL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $291.26 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $277.40 million. Knoll had a net margin of 6.21% and a return on equity of 21.94%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.44 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Knoll will post 1.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Knoll from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. TheStreet lowered shares of Knoll from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded shares of Knoll from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $20.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 28th. UBS AG upgraded shares of Knoll from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Sidoti started coverage on shares of Knoll in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $28.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.

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About Knoll

Knoll, Inc is a manufacturer of commercial and residential furniture, accessories and coverings. The Company operates through three segments: Office, Studio and Coverings. The Office segment includes a range of workplace products that address workplace planning paradigms. These products include systems furniture, seating, storage, tables, desks and KnollExtra accessories, as well as the international sales of its North American Office products.

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