Media headlines about Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE:IR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ingersoll-Rand earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.1180520859296 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several analysts recently commented on IR shares. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price objective on Ingersoll-Rand from $103.00 to $101.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Citigroup lifted their target price on Ingersoll-Rand from $98.00 to $103.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 9th. UBS Group began coverage on Ingersoll-Rand in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $105.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ingersoll-Rand from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded Ingersoll-Rand from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $98.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $100.36.

Ingersoll-Rand (IR) opened at $94.24 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 1.24. The company has a market capitalization of $23,440.00, a P/E ratio of 23.46, a PEG ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 1.35. Ingersoll-Rand has a 52 week low of $77.00 and a 52 week high of $96.23.

In related news, Chairman Michael W. Lamach sold 210,508 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.28, for a total value of $18,583,646.24. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 0.63% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Ingersoll-Rand

Ingersoll-Rand Public Limited Company provides products, services and solutions to improve the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables. The Company’s business segments include Climate and Industrial. It is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and service of a portfolio of industrial and commercial products that include brand names, such as Ingersoll-Rand, Trane, American Standard, ARO and Club Car.

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