Press coverage about Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Roper Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.1853754953186 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Lennox Home Energy Report Card Survey Finds That American Homeowners Earn High Marks When It Comes To Saving Energy At Home (bizjournals.com)
- Blood Bank Information System Market: North America Holding Highest Market Share (44%) (itbusinessnet.com)
- Real estate odds and ends (biztimes.com)
- Contrasting Roper Technologies (ROP) & MKS Instruments (MKSI) (americanbankingnews.com)
- ‘Not safe, not wanted’: is the end of NT fracking ban a taste of things to come? (theguardian.com)
ROP has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $310.00 price target on shares of Roper Technologies in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Roper Technologies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Roper Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $293.00 price target on shares of Roper Technologies in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Finally, Barclays lifted their price target on shares of Roper Technologies from $285.00 to $290.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $303.58.
Shares of Roper Technologies opened at $276.12 on Friday, MarketBeat reports. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. The company has a market capitalization of $28.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 1.07. Roper Technologies has a fifty-two week low of $226.81 and a fifty-two week high of $292.97.
Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, April 20th. The industrial products company reported $2.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.49 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $1.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.18 billion. Roper Technologies had a net margin of 21.70% and a return on equity of 15.41%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.11 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Roper Technologies will post 11.25 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 23rd. Investors of record on Monday, July 9th will be issued a $0.4125 dividend. This represents a $1.65 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 6th. Roper Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 17.52%.
In related news, Director Christopher Wright sold 1,250 shares of Roper Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $286.97, for a total value of $358,712.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 63,300 shares in the company, valued at $18,165,201. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Richard F. Wallman purchased 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 23rd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $278.00 per share, with a total value of $139,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 2.30% of the company’s stock.
About Roper Technologies
Roper Technologies, Inc designs and develops software, and engineered products and solutions. It operates in four segments: RF Technology; Medical & Scientific Imaging; Industrial Technology; and Energy Systems & Controls. The company offers radio frequency identification (RFID) communication technology and software solutions, including application management software, software-as-a-service applications, card systems/integrated security solutions, toll and traffic systems, RFID card readers, and metering and remote monitoring products.
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