News articles about Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Emerson Electric earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.4917614099883 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Several research analysts have recently commented on EMR shares. Cowen and Company raised Emerson Electric from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Emerson Electric from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and set a $62.00 target price (up from $61.00) on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 target price (up from $68.00) on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Emerson Electric currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $65.14.

Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $60.36. The company had a trading volume of 1,679,654 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,402,769. The firm has a market cap of $38,450.00, a PE ratio of 23.20, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.73 and a beta of 1.24. Emerson Electric has a 12 month low of $53.92 and a 12 month high of $67.79. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43.

Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The industrial products company reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.83. Emerson Electric had a return on equity of 20.47% and a net margin of 9.94%. The company had revenue of $4.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.43 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.74 EPS. Emerson Electric’s quarterly revenue was up 12.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Emerson Electric will post 2.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 11th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.485 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 16th. This represents a $1.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.21%. This is a boost from Emerson Electric’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.48. Emerson Electric’s dividend payout ratio is presently 75.78%.

In other Emerson Electric news, insider Robert T. Sharp sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.99, for a total transaction of $117,980.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 64,290 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,792,467.10. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.79% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Emerson Electric

Emerson Electric Co is a diversified global manufacturing company, which provides solutions to customers by bringing technology and engineering together in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. The Company operates through four segments based on the nature of the products and services rendered: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Climate Technologies and Commercial & Residential Solutions.

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