AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News articles about AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. AGCO earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.8521695991189 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) traded up $0.99 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $74.11. 837,896 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 613,685. The firm has a market cap of $5,895.38, a PE ratio of 29.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 0.83. AGCO has a twelve month low of $58.00 and a twelve month high of $75.95. The company has a quick ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63.

AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The industrial products company reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $1.99 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.92 billion. AGCO had a net margin of 2.59% and a return on equity of 7.50%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.51 EPS. equities analysts forecast that AGCO will post 3.02 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were issued a dividend of $0.14 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.76%. AGCO’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.05%.

Several research analysts have issued reports on AGCO shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of AGCO from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $65.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 price target (down from $90.00) on shares of AGCO in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Bank of America lowered shares of AGCO from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $74.65 to $70.00 in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AGCO from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $79.00 price objective on shares of AGCO in a research report on Thursday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $72.60.

In other news, SVP Robert B. Crain sold 7,000 shares of AGCO stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.72, for a total transaction of $495,040.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. 16.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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AGCO Company Profile

AGCO Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and related replacement parts. The Company sells a range of agricultural equipment, including tractors, combines, self-propelled sprayers, hay tools, forage equipment, seeding and tillage equipment, implements, and grain storage and protein production systems.

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