Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Brunswick (BC) Stock Price

News stories about Brunswick (NYSE:BC) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Brunswick earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.7448087121975 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Several analysts have issued reports on BC shares. KeyCorp reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of Brunswick in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $67.00 price objective on shares of Brunswick in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Forward View raised shares of Brunswick from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Sunday, September 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price target on shares of Brunswick in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price target on shares of Brunswick in a research note on Friday, September 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $62.86.

Shares of Brunswick (NYSE BC) traded down $0.10 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $55.00. 897,722 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,065,670. The company has a market capitalization of $4,822.94, a P/E ratio of 14.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.88 and a beta of 1.90. Brunswick has a 52 week low of $48.04 and a 52 week high of $63.82. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28.

Brunswick (NYSE:BC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.00 by ($0.09). The business had revenue of $1.14 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.16 billion. Brunswick had a return on equity of 22.71% and a net margin of 5.93%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.91 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Brunswick will post 3.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 21st were paid a $0.19 dividend. This is an increase from Brunswick’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 20th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.38%. Brunswick’s payout ratio is 24.52%.

In related news, insider John C. Pfeifer sold 3,780 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.96, for a total value of $207,748.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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About Brunswick

Brunswick Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreation products. The Company operates through three segments: Marine Engine, Boat and Fitness. The Company’s product includes marine engines, boats, fitness equipment and active recreation products. The Company’s engine-related products include outboard, sterndrive and inboard engines; trolling motors; propellers; engine control systems; and marine parts and accessories.

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