Press coverage about Monro (NASDAQ:MNRO) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. Monro earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.3983365538746 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.

Shares of Monro (NASDAQ MNRO) traded down $0.30 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $58.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 187,773 shares, compared to its average volume of 364,229. Monro has a twelve month low of $39.65 and a twelve month high of $61.10. The stock has a market cap of $1,918.80, a PE ratio of 31.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a quick ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62.

Monro (NASDAQ:MNRO) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The auto parts company reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.01. Monro had a return on equity of 10.82% and a net margin of 5.66%. The business had revenue of $278.02 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $277.06 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.53 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Monro will post 2.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 12th were paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. This is a boost from Monro’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, December 11th. Monro’s dividend payout ratio is 38.50%.

Several brokerages have commented on MNRO. TheStreet raised Monro from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut Monro from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. BidaskClub upgraded Monro from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Monro in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Monro in a report on Friday, December 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $63.33.

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Monro Company Profile

Monro, Inc, formerly Monro Muffler Brake, Inc, is engaged in the provision of automotive undercar repair and tire services in the United States. The Company provides a range of services on passenger cars, light trucks and vans for brakes; mufflers and exhaust systems, and steering, drive train, suspension and wheel alignment.

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