News coverage about Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Motorola Solutions earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.9370508090276 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) traded up $0.30 during trading on Friday, reaching $97.80. 1,070,388 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,060,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $15,840.00, a P/E ratio of 25.01, a PEG ratio of 4.04 and a beta of 0.35. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -5.41. Motorola Solutions has a 1 year low of $76.92 and a 1 year high of $98.27.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The communications equipment provider reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.40 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $1.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.58 billion. Motorola Solutions had a net margin of 10.51% and a negative return on equity of 92.09%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.37 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Motorola Solutions will post 5.14 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a $0.52 dividend. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.13%. This is a boost from Motorola Solutions’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. Motorola Solutions’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 53.20%.

MSI has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price target on shares of Motorola Solutions in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Cleveland Research raised shares of Motorola Solutions from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Motorola Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 9th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Motorola Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised shares of Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, January 12th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Motorola Solutions presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $95.50.

In other Motorola Solutions news, major shareholder Motorola Solutions, Inc. sold 949,779 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.00, for a total value of $14,246,685.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Mark S. Hacker sold 7,411 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.00, for a total value of $704,045.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 16,396 shares in the company, valued at $1,557,620. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 1,336,176 shares of company stock worth $49,961,105 over the last quarter. 2.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Motorola Solutions Company Profile

Motorola Solutions, Inc is a provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The Company operates through two segments: Products and Services. The Company’s Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories and software. The Products segment has two product lines: Devices and Systems.

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