Media headlines about Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) have been trending positive on Friday, according to Alpha One. The research group, a unit of Accern, scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Flow International Corp earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Putin: Gazprom has ‘no real cash flow’ (uawire.org)
- Global Intelligent Flow Meter Market Will Hit at a CAGR of 5% from 2016 – 2022 (sbwire.com)
- Reko International Group: An Automotive Company With A Strong Balance Sheet Trading At Low Multiples (seekingalpha.com)
- $0.47 Earnings Per Share Expected for Flow International Corp (FLOW) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- InPlay Oil Corp. Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial and Operating Results (marketwired.com)
Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) traded up 1.59% during trading on Friday, reaching $38.22. 118,375 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Flow International Corp has a 1-year low of $22.34 and a 1-year high of $39.16. The company’s market capitalization is $1.62 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is $36.07 and its 200-day moving average is $33.40.
Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $433.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $435.57 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.02 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 14.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Flow International Corp will post $0.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
FLOW has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of Flow International Corp in a research report on Sunday, March 12th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on shares of Flow International Corp to $42.00 in a research report on Thursday, February 9th. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Flow International Corp in a research report on Thursday, February 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Flow International Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Flow International Corp currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $36.75.
In other Flow International Corp news, insider David Adam Kowalski sold 11,744 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction 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 directly owns 142,033 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,113,188. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.
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