Actuant (ATU) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds
News articles about Actuant (NYSE:ATU) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Actuant earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.2332466593289 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Actuant (NYSE ATU) opened at $26.65 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a current ratio of 1.71. The company has a market cap of $1,579.26, a P/E ratio of 32.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.61 and a beta of 1.65. Actuant has a fifty-two week low of $21.60 and a fifty-two week high of $29.80.
Actuant (NYSE:ATU) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, September 27th. The industrial products company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.21 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $275.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $265.33 million. Actuant had a positive return on equity of 9.43% and a negative net margin of 6.04%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.30 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Actuant will post 1.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts recently weighed in on ATU shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Actuant from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $29.00 price target on shares of Actuant in a research report on Sunday, November 19th. BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on shares of Actuant from $22.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Actuant in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Actuant from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Actuant has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.00.
In other news, VP Ted Wozniak sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.19, for a total transaction of $130,950.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 4.00% of the company’s stock.
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Actuant Company Profile
Actuant Corporation designs, manufactures and distributes a range of industrial products and systems to various end markets. The Company operates through three segments: Industrial, Energy and Engineered Solutions. The Company’s Industrial segment is primarily involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded hydraulic and mechanical tools to the maintenance, industrial, infrastructure and production automation markets.
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