Media coverage about Amphenol (NYSE:APH) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amphenol earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.4407413883209 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Amphenol opened at $87.17 on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. Amphenol has a 1-year low of $72.35 and a 1-year high of $93.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 1.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $26.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.94, a PEG ratio of 2.46 and a beta of 0.84.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 25th. The electronics maker reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.03. Amphenol had a net margin of 9.45% and a return on equity of 26.65%. The firm had revenue of $1.87 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.82 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.71 EPS. Amphenol’s quarterly revenue was up 19.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Amphenol will post 3.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 10th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 18th will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share. This is a positive change from Amphenol’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 15th. Amphenol’s payout ratio is presently 29.49%.

Amphenol announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, April 25th that authorizes the company to buyback $2.00 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the electronics maker to purchase up to 7.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on APH. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 24th. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of Amphenol from $90.00 to $93.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Amphenol currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $91.89.

Amphenol Company Profile

Amphenol Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors worldwide. It operates through two segments, Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions. The Interconnect Products and Assemblies segment offers connector and connector systems, including fiber optic, harsh environment, high-speed, and radio frequency interconnect products, as well as antennas; power interconnect products, bus bars, and distribution systems; and other connectors.

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