News coverage about Amphenol (NYSE:APH) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amphenol earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.1775878575071 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Amphenol (NYSE APH) opened at $92.73 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $28,310.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.23, a PEG ratio of 2.72 and a beta of 0.81. Amphenol has a 52 week low of $66.00 and a 52 week high of $93.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 2.25 and a current ratio of 2.95.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The electronics maker reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.05. Amphenol had a net margin of 9.28% and a return on equity of 26.09%. The firm had revenue of $1.94 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.80 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.75 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.7% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Amphenol will post 3.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 18th were given a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.82%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 15th. Amphenol’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 37.07%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on APH shares. Stifel Nicolaus upped their target price on shares of Amphenol from $78.00 to $85.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 target price (up from $80.00) on shares of Amphenol in a report on Thursday, October 5th. SunTrust Banks upped their price target on shares of Amphenol from $77.00 to $82.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Wells Fargo & Co began coverage on shares of Amphenol in a research note on Friday, November 10th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $98.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their target price on shares of Amphenol from $74.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $92.00.

In other Amphenol news, CFO Craig A. Lampo sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.51, for a total value of $895,100.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 35,000 shares in the company, valued at $3,132,850. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Diana G. Reardon sold 503,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.73, for a total transaction of $45,637,190.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 260,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $23,589,800. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 761,000 shares of company stock valued at $67,918,130. 2.51% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Amphenol Company Profile

Amphenol Corporation (Amphenol) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor- based products, and coaxial and specialty cable. The Company operates through two segments, which include Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions.

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