Media stories about Amphenol (NYSE:APH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Amphenol earned a daily sentiment score of 1.70 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media headlines about the electronics maker an news buzz score of 8 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Amphenol’s ranking:
- Amphenol Invotec reaffirmed as ESA-approved supplier (adsadvance.co.uk)
- Global Harsh Environment Connectors Market 2018 – Amphenol, ODU GmbH & Co. KG, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co … (thefuturegadgets.com)
- Amphenol (APH) Earning Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds (americanbankingnews.com)
- ERNI and Amphenol ICC sign Second-Source Agreement (evertiq.com)
- Brokerages Anticipate Amphenol Co. (APH) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $2.10 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
APH has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, October 26th. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Amphenol from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 9th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on Amphenol from $93.00 to $95.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on Amphenol from $90.00 to $92.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $98.00.
Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 24th. The electronics maker reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.93 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $2.13 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.02 billion. Amphenol had a return on equity of 28.57% and a net margin of 9.64%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.83 EPS. As a group, analysts expect that Amphenol will post 3.7 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 8th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 14th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.04%. Amphenol’s payout ratio is 29.49%.
In other news, VP David M. Silverman sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.51, for a total transaction of $716,325.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 7,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $716,325. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, VP Richard Gu sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.00, for a total value of $174,000.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 3,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $261,000. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 2.51% of the company’s stock.
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Amphenol Company Profile
Amphenol Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors worldwide. It operates through two segments, Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions. The Interconnect Products and Assemblies segment offers connector and connector systems, including fiber optic, harsh environment, high-speed, and radio frequency interconnect products, as well as antennas; power interconnect products, bus bars, and distribution systems; and other connectors.
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