Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Mueller Water Products (MWA) Stock Price

News coverage about Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Mueller Water Products earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 44.7467084473997 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $14.00 price target on shares of Mueller Water Products in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price target on shares of Mueller Water Products in a research note on Wednesday. Cowen and Company reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $12.00 price target on shares of Mueller Water Products in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Boenning Scattergood raised Mueller Water Products from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Mueller Water Products from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $13.75.

Shares of Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) traded down 0.08% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $12.64. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 166,577 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $12.29 and its 200-day moving average price is $11.74. Mueller Water Products has a 52-week low of $10.45 and a 52-week high of $14.20. The stock has a market cap of $2.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.48 and a beta of 1.29.

Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The industrial products company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16. The firm had revenue of $232.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $235.07 million. Mueller Water Products had a return on equity of 16.85% and a net margin of 14.47%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.15 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Mueller Water Products will post $0.44 EPS for the current year.

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Mueller Water Products Company Profile

Mueller Water Products, Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water in North America. The Company operates through three segments: Mueller Co, Anvil and Mueller Technologies. The Mueller Co segment manufactures valves for water and gas systems, and dry-barrel and wet-barrel fire hydrants.

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