News coverage about Regal Beloit (NYSE:RBC) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Regal Beloit earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.6901415611157 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Regal Beloit (RBC) traded up $0.05 during trading on Friday, hitting $79.20. The company had a trading volume of 301,872 shares, compared to its average volume of 290,725. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a current ratio of 2.22. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,477.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.22, a P/E/G ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.48. Regal Beloit has a one year low of $68.30 and a one year high of $87.50.

Regal Beloit (NYSE:RBC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The industrial products company reported $1.37 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.38 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $857.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $837.19 million. Regal Beloit had a return on equity of 9.76% and a net margin of 6.28%. Regal Beloit’s revenue was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.31 earnings per share. analysts predict that Regal Beloit will post 4.87 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a $0.26 dividend. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. Regal Beloit’s dividend payout ratio is currently 22.61%.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on RBC. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on Regal Beloit from $82.00 to $87.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price target on shares of Regal Beloit in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. BMO Capital Markets reduced their price target on Regal Beloit from $88.00 to $85.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. ValuEngine cut Regal Beloit from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 price target on shares of Regal Beloit in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $86.56.

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Regal Beloit Company Profile

Regal Beloit Corporation is a manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission products. The Company operates through three segments: the Commercial and Industrial Systems segment, with its principal line of business in medium and large electric motors, power generation products, high-performance drives and controls and capacitors; the Climate Solutions segment, with its principal line of business in small motors, controls and air moving products, and the Power Transmission Solutions segment, with its principal line of business in power transmission gearing, hydraulic pump drives, open gearing and specialty mechanical products which control motion and torque.

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