Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Mueller Water Products (MWA) Stock Price

Media stories about Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Mueller Water Products earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.6702353315569 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Mueller Water Products stock opened at $10.58 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1,671.68, a PE ratio of 24.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 6.19 and a quick ratio of 4.68. Mueller Water Products has a 52 week low of $10.01 and a 52 week high of $12.99.

Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.06. The company had revenue of $178.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $176.13 million. Mueller Water Products had a return on equity of 15.25% and a net margin of 20.51%. The business’s revenue was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.04 EPS. analysts forecast that Mueller Water Products will post 0.54 earnings per share for the current year.

MWA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Oppenheimer restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of Mueller Water Products in a report on Thursday, December 28th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Cowen cut Mueller Water Products from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $11.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Boenning Scattergood cut Mueller Water Products from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Nomura reduced their target price on Mueller Water Products from $17.00 to $15.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.57.

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Mueller Water Products Company Profile

Mueller Water Products, Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water in North America. The Company operates through three segments: Mueller Co, Anvil and Mueller Technologies. The Mueller Co segment manufactures valves for water and gas systems, and dry-barrel and wet-barrel fire hydrants.

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