Amphenol (APH) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.29

Headlines about Amphenol (NYSE:APH) have trended positive on Friday, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Amphenol earned a media sentiment score of 0.29 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 61 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

APH has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 5th. Citigroup Inc restated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of Amphenol in a report on Thursday, January 26th. Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on shares of Amphenol from $71.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “top pick” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 2nd. Finally, Cowen and Company assumed coverage on shares of Amphenol in a research note on Tuesday, March 21st. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $85.00 target price for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $73.17.

Shares of Amphenol (NYSE:APH) traded down 0.48% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $70.48. 778,128 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $21.68 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.00 and a beta of 0.86. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $70.50 and its 200-day moving average price is $68.08. Amphenol has a 52-week low of $54.94 and a 52-week high of $71.98.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 25th. The electronics maker reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.03. Amphenol had a return on equity of 23.73% and a net margin of 13.09%. The firm had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.61 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.63 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 12.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Amphenol will post $2.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, April 11th. Investors of record on Monday, March 20th were given a dividend of $0.16 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 16th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.90%. Amphenol’s payout ratio is 24.52%.

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About Amphenol

Amphenol Corporation (Amphenol) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor- based products, and coaxial and specialty cable. The Company operates through two segments, which include Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions.

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