Media headlines about Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Flow International Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.3650755330691 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Flow International Corp (FLOW) traded down 0.42% on Friday, reaching $33.17. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 145,324 shares. The firm has a market cap of $1.40 billion and a P/E ratio of 276.42. Flow International Corp has a 12 month low of $22.34 and a 12 month high of $40.66. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $36.07 and its 200-day moving average is $35.80.

Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $498 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $499.28 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.46 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Flow International Corp will post $0.15 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc raised Flow International Corp from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $41.00 to $42.00 in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Flow International Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 10th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Flow International Corp in a report on Friday, July 14th. Wolfe Research assumed coverage on Flow International Corp in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. Finally, UBS AG raised Flow International Corp from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating in a report on Tuesday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Flow International Corp presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $39.83.

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In related news, VP Stephen A. Tsoris sold 5,850 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total value of $204,750.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 44,694 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,564,290. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

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