Shares of Knowles Corp. (NYSE:KN) rose 2.5% on Thursday . The company traded as high as $13.59 and last traded at $13.25, with a volume of 352,912 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.93.

Several analysts have commented on KN shares. Lake Street Capital increased their price target on shares of Knowles Corp. from $14.00 to $16.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Knowles Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. Benchmark Co. started coverage on shares of Knowles Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. They set a “hold” rating and a $15.00 price target for the company. Robert W. Baird reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $15.00 price target (up from $11.00) on shares of Knowles Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Finally, Topeka Capital Markets increased their price target on shares of Knowles Corp. from $15.00 to $20.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.78.

The company’s market cap is $1.26 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $14.41 and its 200-day moving average is $13.10.

Knowles Corp. (NYSE:KN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 25th. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by $0.05. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.06 earnings per share. The business had revenue of $185.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $180.32 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Knowles Corp. will post $0.87 EPS for the current year.

Other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its position in Knowles Corp. by 13.6% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 1,211,966 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,156,000 after buying an additional 145,323 shares in the last quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Knowles Corp. by 16.8% in the fourth quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. now owns 604,626 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,060,000 after buying an additional 87,138 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in Knowles Corp. by 4,126.5% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 461,281 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,149,000 after buying an additional 450,367 shares in the last quarter. Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC increased its position in Knowles Corp. by 81.5% in the fourth quarter. Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC now owns 373,807 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,983,000 after buying an additional 167,810 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Royce & Associates LLC increased its position in Knowles Corp. by 12.0% in the fourth quarter. Royce & Associates LLC now owns 205,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,733,000 after buying an additional 22,000 shares in the last quarter.

Knowles Corporation (Knowles) is a supplier of micro-acoustic solutions and specialty components serving the mobile communications, consumer electronics, medical technology, military, aerospace and industrial markets. The Company operates micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) microphones, speakers and receivers which are used in smartphones, tablets and mobile handsets.

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