Flow International Corp (FLOW) Earning Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Report Finds

News coverage about Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) has trended somewhat negative recently, Alpha One Sentiment reports. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Flow International Corp earned a coverage optimism score of -0.03 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Flow International Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of Flow International Corp in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of Flow International Corp in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of Flow International Corp to $42.00 in a report on Thursday, February 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $36.75.

Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) traded down 1.05% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $37.80. 118,501 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $36.79 and a 200-day moving average of $34.02. Flow International Corp has a 1-year low of $22.34 and a 1-year high of $39.16. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.60 billion.

Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $433.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $435.57 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.02 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 14.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Flow International Corp will post $0.15 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, insider David Adam Kowalski sold 11,744 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total value of $422,784.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 142,033 shares in the company, valued at $5,113,188. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

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