Press coverage about SPX FLOW (NYSE:FLOW) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SPX FLOW earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.0526580608325 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

SPX FLOW (NYSE FLOW) opened at $46.79 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1,990.00 and a P/E ratio of 38.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.67 and a quick ratio of 1.19. SPX FLOW has a 52 week low of $30.72 and a 52 week high of $47.21.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of SPX FLOW from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of SPX FLOW from $47.00 to $49.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Seaport Global Securities reissued a “buy” rating on shares of SPX FLOW in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Wolfe Research downgraded shares of SPX FLOW from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. SPX FLOW presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $38.00.

In other news, insider David Adam Kowalski sold 24,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.94, for a total transaction of $1,006,560.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 118,033 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,950,304.02. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP Kevin Eamigh sold 6,944 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.67, for a total transaction of $317,132.48. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 43,013 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,964,403.71. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About SPX FLOW

SPX FLOW, Inc is a global supplier of engineered solutions. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had operations in over 30 countries and sales in over 150 countries around the world. The Company operates in three business segments: Food and Beverage, Power and Energy, and Industrial. Its product portfolio of pumps, valves, mixers, filters, air dryers, hydraulic tools, homogenizers, separators and heat exchangers, along with the related aftermarket parts and services, supports global industries, including food and beverage, oil and gas, power generation, chemical processing, compressed air and mining.

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