Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Regal Beloit (RBC) Share Price

Media stories about Regal Beloit (NYSE:RBC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Regal Beloit earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.2077177210897 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Several research firms recently commented on RBC. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on Regal Beloit from $82.00 to $87.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of Regal Beloit in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. BMO Capital Markets reduced their target price on Regal Beloit from $88.00 to $85.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Regal Beloit in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Regal Beloit from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Regal Beloit presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.63.

Shares of Regal Beloit (RBC) traded up $0.40 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $76.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 160,211 shares, compared to its average volume of 248,781. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a current ratio of 2.22. Regal Beloit has a 52-week low of $68.30 and a 52-week high of $87.50. The company has a market capitalization of $3,380.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 1.48.

Regal Beloit (NYSE:RBC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The industrial products company reported $1.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.38 by ($0.01). Regal Beloit had a return on equity of 9.76% and a net margin of 6.28%. The firm had revenue of $857.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $837.19 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.31 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Regal Beloit will post 4.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. Regal Beloit’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 22.61%.

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Regal Beloit Company Profile

Regal Beloit Corporation is a manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission products. The Company operates through three segments: the Commercial and Industrial Systems segment, with its principal line of business in medium and large electric motors, power generation products, high-performance drives and controls and capacitors; the Climate Solutions segment, with its principal line of business in small motors, controls and air moving products, and the Power Transmission Solutions segment, with its principal line of business in power transmission gearing, hydraulic pump drives, open gearing and specialty mechanical products which control motion and torque.

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