Roper Technologies (ROP) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

News articles about Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Roper Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.3594089293679 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) traded up $3.81 on Friday, hitting $286.67. The stock had a trading volume of 743,121 shares, compared to its average volume of 470,022. Roper Technologies has a 12 month low of $203.50 and a 12 month high of $290.42. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. The firm has a market capitalization of $28,775.99, a P/E ratio of 30.56, a P/E/G ratio of 2.05 and a beta of 1.06.

Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The industrial products company reported $2.70 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.61 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.24 billion. Roper Technologies had a return on equity of 15.28% and a net margin of 21.09%. Roper Technologies’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.86 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Roper Technologies will post 11.07 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 23rd. Investors of record on Monday, April 9th will be paid a $0.4125 dividend. This represents a $1.65 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 6th. Roper Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 17.59%.

Several brokerages have issued reports on ROP. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Roper Technologies in a report on Monday, February 5th. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their target price on Roper Technologies to $319.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Citigroup reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $335.00 target price (up previously from $275.00) on shares of Roper Technologies in a report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Roper Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, Canaccord Genuity lifted their target price on Roper Technologies from $260.00 to $310.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Roper Technologies currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $298.58.

In related news, Director Christopher Wright sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $280.08, for a total value of $420,120.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 62,050 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,378,964. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Richard F. Wallman purchased 500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $282.59 per share, with a total value of $141,295.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 440,326 shares of company stock valued at $120,612,905. 2.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Roper Technologies Company Profile

Roper Technologies, Inc is a technology company. The Company operates businesses that design and develop software and engineered products and solutions for various end markets, including healthcare, transportation, commercial construction, food, energy, water, education and academic research. The Company operates in four segments: Medical & Scientific Imaging, which offers products and software in medical applications, and digital imaging products; RF Technology, which provides radio frequency identification (RFID) communication technology and software solutions; Industrial Technology, which produces fluid handling pumps, materials analysis equipment and consumables, leak testing equipment, flow measurement and metering equipment, and Energy Systems & Controls, which produces control systems, fluid properties testing equipment, industrial valves and controls, vibration sensors and controls, and non-destructive inspection and measurement products and solutions.

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