News stories about Timken (NYSE:TKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Timken earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 43.4722414982504 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have issued reports on TKR. Longbow Research upgraded Timken from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Timken from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Timken in a report on Thursday, October 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $52.00.

Shares of Timken (NYSE TKR) traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.10. The stock had a trading volume of 304,572 shares, compared to its average volume of 613,217. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a current ratio of 2.59. Timken has a 12-month low of $41.20 and a 12-month high of $53.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,970.00, a P/E ratio of 20.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 1.50.

Timken (NYSE:TKR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The industrial products company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.03. Timken had a return on equity of 13.75% and a net margin of 6.88%. The firm had revenue of $771.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $758.91 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.53 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Timken will post 2.62 EPS for the current year.

In other news, insider Richard G. Kyle sold 9,242 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.75, for a total value of $459,789.50. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 89,236 shares in the company, valued at $4,439,491. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 11.08% of the company’s stock.

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About Timken

The Timken Company engineers, manufactures and markets bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, belts, chain, couplings and related products and offers a spectrum of power system rebuild and repair services across the world. The Company operates through two segments: Mobile Industries and Process Industries.

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