SPX FLOW (FLOW) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about SPX FLOW (NYSE:FLOW) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SPX FLOW earned a news impact score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.9073911327335 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

SPX FLOW (FLOW) opened at $45.41 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.67 and a quick ratio of 1.19. SPX FLOW has a 1 year low of $30.33 and a 1 year high of $46.12. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,888.28, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.12, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 2.79.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Wolfe Research downgraded SPX FLOW from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. Seaport Global Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of SPX FLOW in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on SPX FLOW from $47.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded SPX FLOW from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. SPX FLOW currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $38.00.

In other news, VP Kevin Eamigh sold 6,944 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.67, for a total transaction of $317,132.48. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 43,013 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,964,403.71. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider David Adam Kowalski sold 24,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.94, for a total value of $1,006,560.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 118,033 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,950,304.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About SPX FLOW

SPX FLOW, Inc is a global supplier of engineered solutions. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had operations in over 30 countries and sales in over 150 countries around the world. The Company operates in three business segments: Food and Beverage, Power and Energy, and Industrial. Its product portfolio of pumps, valves, mixers, filters, air dryers, hydraulic tools, homogenizers, separators and heat exchangers, along with the related aftermarket parts and services, supports global industries, including food and beverage, oil and gas, power generation, chemical processing, compressed air and mining.

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