Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact MTS Systems (MTSC) Stock Price

News stories about MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MTS Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 47.1114363826655 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

MTS Systems (NASDAQ MTSC) opened at $55.80 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 1.85 and a quick ratio of 1.33. The stock has a market capitalization of $995.53, a PE ratio of 25.23, a PEG ratio of 2.46 and a beta of 1.26. MTS Systems has a 52 week low of $44.65 and a 52 week high of $59.00.

MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) last posted its earnings results on Monday, November 27th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $201.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $195.24 million. MTS Systems had a return on equity of 10.32% and a net margin of 3.18%. The firm’s revenue was down 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.55 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that MTS Systems will post 2.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Monday, December 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 15th. MTS Systems’s payout ratio is 91.60%.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of MTS Systems in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut MTS Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of MTS Systems in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. MTS Systems presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $65.50.

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MTS Systems Company Profile

MTS Systems Corporation is a supplier of test systems and position sensors. The Company operates through two segments: Test and Sensors. The Test segment provides testing solutions, including hardware, software and services to ground vehicles, materials and structures markets. The Sensors segment provides position sensors for a range of industrial and mobile hydraulic applications.

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