Headlines about Hillenbrand (NYSE:HI) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hillenbrand earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.4668664379406 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Hillenbrand (NYSE HI) opened at $44.10 on Tuesday. Hillenbrand has a 52-week low of $34.65 and a 52-week high of $46.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 1.24. The company has a market capitalization of $2,780.00, a PE ratio of 22.97 and a beta of 1.31.

Hillenbrand (NYSE:HI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.05. Hillenbrand had a return on equity of 19.51% and a net margin of 7.52%. The company had revenue of $397.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $384.30 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.42 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Hillenbrand will post 2.33 earnings per share for the current year.

HI has been the topic of several research analyst reports. B. Riley set a $50.00 target price on Hillenbrand and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised Hillenbrand from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Capital One Financial began coverage on Hillenbrand in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. They set an “equal weight” rating for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised Hillenbrand from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hillenbrand has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $52.00.

In other news, VP Eric M. Teegarden sold 5,177 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.49, for a total value of $230,324.73. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 3,531 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $157,094.19. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, SVP Diane R. Bohman sold 6,873 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.50, for a total value of $298,975.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 36,544 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,589,664. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 46,615 shares of company stock valued at $2,024,236. 1.81% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Hillenbrand Company Profile

Hillenbrand, Inc is a diversified industrial company with multiple brands that serve a range of industries across the globe. The Company operates in two segments: the Process Equipment Group and Batesville. The Process Equipment Group businesses design, develop, manufacture and service engineered industrial equipment throughout the world.

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