News articles about Brunswick (NYSE:BC) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brunswick earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.369133947267 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.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

BC stock traded up $0.15 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $65.48. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 8,220 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,029,076. The company has a current ratio of 1.73, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. Brunswick has a twelve month low of $48.04 and a twelve month high of $69.27. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.83, a PEG ratio of 1.15 and a beta of 1.83.

Brunswick (NYSE:BC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The company reported $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.07. Brunswick had a net margin of 3.26% and a return on equity of 23.33%. The firm had revenue of $1.16 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.15 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.84 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Brunswick will post 4.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 22nd were paid a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, May 21st. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.16%. Brunswick’s payout ratio is currently 4.88%.

BC has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Citigroup lifted their price target on shares of Brunswick from $69.00 to $81.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Brunswick from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. ValuEngine raised shares of Brunswick from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, B. Riley boosted their price objective on shares of Brunswick from $68.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $71.53.

In other Brunswick news, insider William Metzger sold 13,530 shares of Brunswick stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.42, for a total value of $912,192.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Mark D. Schwabero sold 15,237 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.45, for a total transaction of $1,027,735.65. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 307,614 shares in the company, valued at $20,748,564.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 45,270 shares of company stock worth $2,988,288 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

Brunswick Company Profile

Brunswick Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets recreation products worldwide. The company's Marine Engine segment offers outboard, sterndrive, and inboard engine and propulsion systems; marine electronics and control integration systems, steering systems, instruments, controls, propellers, trolling motors, fuel systems, service parts, and lubricants; and diesel propulsion systems to the recreational and commercial marine markets.

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