Headlines about MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MTS Systems earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.1157400324533 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
Several brokerages recently commented on MTSC. BidaskClub upgraded shares of MTS Systems from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday. B. Riley set a $70.00 target price on shares of MTS Systems and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of MTS Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, February 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $62.00.
Shares of MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) traded down $0.05 on Wednesday, reaching $51.70. 2,468 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 70,084. The company has a market cap of $897.89, a P/E ratio of 17.55, a PEG ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 1.13. MTS Systems has a 12-month low of $44.65 and a 12-month high of $57.50. The company has a quick ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 1.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83.
MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) last announced its earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $194.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $196.23 million. MTS Systems had a return on equity of 9.33% and a net margin of 7.22%. The company’s revenue was down 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that MTS Systems will post 2.38 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 16th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.32%. MTS Systems’s payout ratio is 40.82%.
MTS Systems Company Profile
MTS Systems Corporation is a supplier of test systems and position sensors. The Company operates through two segments: Test and Sensors. The Test segment provides testing solutions, including hardware, software and services to ground vehicles, materials and structures markets. The Sensors segment provides position sensors for a range of industrial and mobile hydraulic applications.