Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Mueller Water Products (MWA) Stock Pric

Headlines about Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Mueller Water Products earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.9891200768504 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

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Mueller Water Products Shares Cross Below 200 DMA (nasdaq.com) $246.84 Million in Sales Expected for Mueller Water Products, Inc. (MWA) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Mueller Water Products Announces Proposed Offering Of $425M Of Senior Notes (wateronline.com) Reviewing Sun Hydraulics (SNHY) and Mueller Water Products (MWA) (americanbankingnews.com)

A number of equities analysts have commented on MWA shares. Cowen reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $10.00 target price on shares of Mueller Water Products in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Mueller Water Products from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Mueller Water Products in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Mueller Water Products from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Mueller Water Products in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.67.

Shares of MWA opened at $11.86 on Friday. Mueller Water Products has a 1-year low of $9.59 and a 1-year high of $12.99. The stock has a market cap of $1.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.95, a P/E/G ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a quick ratio of 4.38, a current ratio of 5.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89.

Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 7th. The industrial products company reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.02. Mueller Water Products had a net margin of 12.47% and a return on equity of 15.34%. The business had revenue of $233.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $213.37 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.09 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Mueller Water Products will post 0.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 10th were given a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, May 9th. Mueller Water Products’s dividend payout ratio is presently 45.45%.

About Mueller Water Products

Mueller Water Products, Inc manufactures and markets products and services for use in the transmission, distribution, and measurement of water in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates through Infrastructure and Technologies segments. The Infrastructure segment offers valves for water and gas systems, including iron gate, butterfly, tapping, check, knife, plug, automatic control, and ball valves; dry-barrel and wet-barrel fire hydrants; pipe repair products, such as clamps and couplings used to repair leaks under the Mueller and Jones brand names; small valves, meter bars, and line stopper fittings for use in gas systems; and machines and tools for tapping, drilling, extracting, installing, and stopping-off.

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