NYSE:KN - Knowles Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$16.49 +0.37 (+2.30 %)
(As of 09/21/2018 03:31 AM ET)
Previous Close$16.12
Today's Range$16.13 - $16.49
52-Week Range$10.94 - $18.32
Volume630,500 shs
Average Volume1.08 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.45 billion
P/E Ratio23.06
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.01
Knowles logoKnowles Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions to the mobile consumer electronics, industrial, defense, aerospace medical, and telecommunications markets worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Audio and Precision Devices. The Audio segment designs and manufactures audio products, including microphones and balanced armature speakers, signal processing technologies, and software and algorithms used in applications that serve the mobile, ear, and Internet of Things markets. This segment also offers analog and digital micro-electro-mechanical systems, and electret condenser and smart microphones; and ultrasonic sensors and acoustic processors, as well as transducer products used primarily in hearing health and headset applications. The Precision Devices segment designs and delivers engineered capacitors and radio frequency devices for technically demanding applications, such as power supplies, radar, medical implants, and satellites for the industrial, defense, aerospace, medical, and telecommunications markets. The company also provides single layer electronic components to the radio frequency device, microwave, telecommunication, fiber optics, defense, and aerospace markets. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers and to their contract manufacturers and suppliers, as well as through distributors. Knowles Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Household audio & video equipment
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorComputer and Technology
SymbolNYSE:KN
CUSIPN/A
Phone630-250-5100

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.17
Current Ratio2.56
Quick Ratio1.43

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio23.06
Forward P/E Ratio24.61
P/E Growth2.39

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$744.20 million
Price / Sales2.00
Cash Flow$1.4937 per share
Price / Cash11.04
Book Value$12.65 per share
Price / Book1.30

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.70
Net Income$68.30 million
Net Margins13.12%
Return on Equity6.08%
Return on Assets4.37%

Miscellaneous

Employees7,900
Outstanding Shares90,100,000
Market Cap$1.45 billion

Knowles (NYSE:KN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Knowles' stock symbol?

Knowles trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KN."

How were Knowles' earnings last quarter?

Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July, 24th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.04. The communications equipment provider earned $188.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $179.86 million. Knowles had a net margin of 13.12% and a return on equity of 6.08%. Knowles's revenue for the quarter was up 14.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.11 earnings per share. View Knowles' Earnings History.

When is Knowles' next earnings date?

Knowles is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Knowles.

What guidance has Knowles issued on next quarter's earnings?

Knowles issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, July, 24th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.27-0.33 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.29. The company issued revenue guidance of $205-235 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $214.76 million.

What price target have analysts set for KN?

6 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Knowles' stock. Their predictions range from $13.50 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Knowles' stock price to reach $17.60 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Knowles.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Knowles?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Knowles in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Knowles.

Who are some of Knowles' key competitors?

Who are Knowles' key executives?

Knowles' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Jeffrey S. Niew, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 51)
  • Mr. John S. Anderson, Sr. VP, CFO & Interim Principal Accounting Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Giesecke, Sr. VP & COO (Age 50)
  • Mr. Christian U. Scherp, Pres of Performance Audio (Age 52)
  • Mr. Michael Polacek, Pres of Intelligent Audio (Age 54)

Has Knowles been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about KN stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Knowles earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave media coverage about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for Knowles.

Who are Knowles' major shareholders?

Knowles' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.46%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.61%), Sterling Capital Management LLC (2.87%), Northern Trust Corp (2.09%), Bernzott Capital Advisors (1.92%) and Royce & Associates LP (1.42%). Company insiders that own Knowles stock include Didier Hirsch, Jeffrey Niew, John S Anderson, Keith Barnes, Michael S Polacek and Thomas G Jackson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Knowles.

Which major investors are selling Knowles stock?

KN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Aristotle Capital Boston LLC, Rothschild Asset Management Inc., Spark Investment Management LLC, Northern Trust Corp, Sterling Capital Management LLC, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. and MetLife Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Knowles company stock in the last year include Keith Barnes and Thomas G Jackson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Knowles.

Which major investors are buying Knowles stock?

KN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, FMR LLC, WINTON GROUP Ltd, United Services Automobile Association, Pinebridge Investments L.P., Royce & Associates LP and Legal & General Group Plc. Company insiders that have bought Knowles stock in the last two years include Didier Hirsch, Jeffrey Niew and Michael S Polacek. View Insider Buying and Selling for Knowles.

How do I buy shares of Knowles?

Shares of KN can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Knowles' stock price today?

One share of KN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.49.

How big of a company is Knowles?

Knowles has a market capitalization of $1.45 billion and generates $744.20 million in revenue each year. The communications equipment provider earns $68.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.70 on an earnings per share basis. Knowles employs 7,900 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Knowles?

Knowles' mailing address is 1151 MAPLEWOOD DRIVE, ITASCA IL, 60143. The communications equipment provider can be reached via phone at 630-250-5100 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Knowles (NYSE KN)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  242 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  290 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  532
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Knowles and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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