News stories about Kemet (NYSE:KEM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Kemet earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.9242562401112 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on KEM shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Kemet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. TheStreet lowered shares of Kemet from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Kemet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $27.50 price objective on shares of Kemet in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Kemet has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $22.50.
Shares of Kemet (NYSE:KEM) opened at $19.97 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 2.51 and a quick ratio of 1.73. Kemet has a 12 month low of $6.64 and a 12 month high of $27.35. The company has a market cap of $1,130.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.07 and a beta of 3.45.
In related news, CFO William M. Lowe, Jr. sold 21,903 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.08, for a total transaction of $352,200.24. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 523,038 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,410,451.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 3.88% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Kemet Company Profile
KEMET Corporation (KEMET) is a manufacturer of passive electronic components. The Company operates in two segments: Solid Capacitors, and Film and Electrolytic. The Solid Capacitors segment primarily produces tantalum, aluminum, polymer and ceramic capacitors. Solid Capacitors also produces tantalum powder used in the production of tantalum capacitors.
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