Motorola Solutions (MSI) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.16

Media coverage about Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Motorola Solutions earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.7904069703341 out of 100, indicating 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 media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

MSI traded up $0.27 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $113.90. 822,326 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,241,923. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.45, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.17. The firm has a market capitalization of $18.24 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.90, a P/E/G ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.33. Motorola Solutions has a one year low of $82.86 and a one year high of $114.46.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The communications equipment provider reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.22. The firm had revenue of $1.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.37 billion. Motorola Solutions had a negative return on equity of 73.43% and a negative net margin of 1.75%. equities analysts forecast that Motorola Solutions will post 6.55 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th. Motorola Solutions’s dividend payout ratio is currently 40.00%.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Citigroup boosted their target price on Motorola Solutions from $120.00 to $130.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. BTIG Research assumed coverage on Motorola Solutions in a research report on Friday, March 16th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $137.00 target price for the company. BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on Motorola Solutions from $116.00 to $125.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised Motorola Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 12th. Finally, Northcoast Research set a $120.00 target price on Motorola Solutions and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Motorola Solutions presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $119.25.

Motorola Solutions Company Profile

Motorola Solutions, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides mission-critical communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software, and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Products and Services. The Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories, and software for government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers.

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