Media coverage about Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mueller Water Products earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.3148681506437 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Mueller Water Products from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of Mueller Water Products in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $13.00 target price on shares of Mueller Water Products and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. BidaskClub cut shares of Mueller Water Products from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Finally, Cowen and Company reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $12.00 target price on shares of Mueller Water Products in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $13.75.

Shares of Mueller Water Products (NYSE MWA) traded down 2.54% on Tuesday, reaching $12.28. 497,951 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Mueller Water Products has a 12 month low of $10.45 and a 12 month high of $14.20. The company has a market capitalization of $1.95 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.25 and a beta of 1.29. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $12.39 and its 200-day moving average price is $11.76.

Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The industrial products company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16. Mueller Water Products had a return on equity of 16.85% and a net margin of 14.47%. The firm had revenue of $232.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $235.07 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.15 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Mueller Water Products will post $0.44 EPS for the current year.

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Mueller Water Products Company Profile

Mueller Water Products, Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water in North America. The Company operates through three segments: Mueller Co, Anvil and Mueller Technologies. The Mueller Co segment manufactures valves for water and gas systems, and dry-barrel and wet-barrel fire hydrants.

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