MTS Systems (MTSC) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

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Headlines about MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) 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. MTS Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.1426904941595 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.

Shares of MTS Systems stock traded down $0.25 on Friday, reaching $53.80. The company had a trading volume of 37,331 shares, compared to its average volume of 53,822. The company has a market capitalization of $965.34 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.68 and a beta of 0.93. MTS Systems has a 52-week low of $42.00 and a 52-week high of $57.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.67.

MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 6th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.64 by ($0.15). The company had revenue of $194.67 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $204.63 million. MTS Systems had a net margin of 7.18% and a return on equity of 7.56%. MTS Systems’s revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.56 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that MTS Systems will post 2.02 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 17th will be given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 14th. MTS Systems’s payout ratio is 54.05%.

MTSC has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. B. Riley set a $70.00 target price on MTS Systems and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, August 5th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of MTS Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of MTS Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. MTS Systems has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $62.00.

MTS Systems Company Profile

MTS Systems Corporation supplies test systems and sensors in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company's Test segment offers road simulators and component test systems for durability testing; vehicle performance test systems; vehicle dynamics simulators; electrical motors and energy recovery systems; tire performance and rolling resistance measurement systems; and moving ground-plane systems and balances.

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