Amphenol (APH) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

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News articles about Amphenol (NYSE:APH) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Amphenol earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.8298463980494 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Amphenol opened at $88.46 on Friday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The stock has a market capitalization of $27.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.35, a P/E/G ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 0.84. Amphenol has a 1-year low of $72.35 and a 1-year high of $93.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 1.80.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The electronics maker reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $1.87 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.82 billion. Amphenol had a return on equity of 26.65% and a net margin of 9.45%. Amphenol’s revenue was up 19.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.71 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Amphenol will post 3.52 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 10th. Investors of record on Monday, June 18th will be paid a $0.23 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.04%. This is a boost from Amphenol’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. Amphenol’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 29.49%.

Amphenol declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Wednesday, April 25th that authorizes the company to repurchase $2.00 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the electronics maker to buy up to 7.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

APH has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine raised Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 27th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Amphenol from $90.00 to $93.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, April 26th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $91.89.

About Amphenol

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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