Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Amphenol Corporation (APH) Share Price

Media coverage about Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amphenol Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.1683186997613 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) traded up 0.01% during trading on Friday, reaching $80.52. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 709,948 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $24.59 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.11 and a beta of 0.76. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $78.49 and a 200 day moving average of $74.01. Amphenol Corporation has a one year low of $60.97 and a one year high of $81.17.

Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The electronics maker reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.09. Amphenol Corporation had a return on equity of 24.98% and a net margin of 14.37%. The business had revenue of $1.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.62 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.65 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Amphenol Corporation will post $3.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 11th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 15th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.94%. This is a boost from Amphenol Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. Amphenol Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 21.55%.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Amphenol Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “top pick” rating and set a $85.00 target price (up previously from $81.00) on shares of Amphenol Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $72.00 price target on shares of Amphenol Corporation in a report on Monday, August 14th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Amphenol Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, August 12th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $79.75.

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In other news, SVP Luc Walter sold 110,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.70, for a total value of $8,578,080.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 130,400 shares in the company, valued at $10,132,080. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Craig A. Lampo sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.98, for a total value of $1,214,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 40,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,239,200. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 433,200 shares of company stock valued at $33,886,886 in the last three months. Insiders own 2.51% of the company’s stock.

About Amphenol Corporation

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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