Media stories about Flow International (NASDAQ:FLOW) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Flow International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.4634179786666 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Flow International (NASDAQ:FLOW) traded up $0.10 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $47.23. The stock had a trading volume of 38,428 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $198.17 and a PE ratio of 1,180.75.

Flow International (NASDAQ:FLOW) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $491.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $493.53 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.34 earnings per share.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on FLOW shares. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Flow International in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Flow International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. BidaskClub upgraded Flow International from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $38.00 price objective on shares of Flow International in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Flow International in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $43.86.

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About Flow International

SPX FLOW, Inc provides various engineered solutions worldwide. The company engineers, designs, manufactures, and markets products and solutions used to process, blend, filter, dry, meter, and transport fluids with a focus on original equipment installation, including turn-key systems, modular systems, and components, as well as aftermarket components and support services.

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