News coverage about Mettler-Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mettler-Toledo International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the medical instruments supplier an impact score of 47.0235632833033 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (MTD) EVP William P. Donnelly Sells 6,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (MTD) CFO Shawn Vadala Sells 300 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Brokers Set Expectations for Mettler-Toledo International Inc.’s Q2 2018 Earnings (MTD) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (MTD) Shares Bought by Conning Inc – ExpressNewsline (expressnewsline.com)
- Mettler-Toledo International (MTD) Upgraded to “Buy” at Citigroup (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of brokerages have commented on MTD. Robert W. Baird raised their price objective on Mettler-Toledo International from $605.00 to $675.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Barclays assumed coverage on Mettler-Toledo International in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $625.00 price objective for the company. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on Mettler-Toledo International from $535.00 to $545.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Mettler-Toledo International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $600.00 target price on shares of Mettler-Toledo International in a report on Friday, October 20th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $651.44.
Mettler-Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The medical instruments supplier reported $5.97 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $5.93 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $778.03 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $764.26 million. Mettler-Toledo International had a return on equity of 94.54% and a net margin of 13.80%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $5.28 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Mettler-Toledo International will post 20.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In related news, insider Thomas Caratsch sold 1,333 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $634.44, for a total transaction of $845,708.52. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,270 shares in the company, valued at $805,738.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Shawn Vadala sold 300 shares of Mettler-Toledo International stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $605.20, for a total value of $181,560.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 5,599 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,388,514.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 12,659 shares of company stock valued at $7,863,070. 5.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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About Mettler-Toledo International
Mettler-Toledo International Inc is a supplier of precision instruments and services. The Company operates through five segments: U.S. Operations, Swiss Operations, Western European Operations, Chinese Operations and Other. The Company manufactures weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, packaging, logistics and food retailing applications.
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