NYSE:KN - Knowles Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$15.29 -0.02 (-0.13 %)
(As of 06/22/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$15.29
Today's Range$15.23 - $15.47
52-Week Range$10.94 - $17.73
Volume789,781 shs
Average Volume835,954 shs
Market Capitalization$1.38 billion
P/E Ratio21.84
Dividend YieldN/A
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

Industry Household audio & video equipment
SectorComputer and Technology


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.17
Current Ratio2.56
Quick Ratio1.52


Trailing P/E Ratio21.84
Forward P/E Ratio22.82
P/E Growth2.28

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$744.20 million
Price / Sales1.85
Cash Flow$1.4520 per share
Price / Cash10.53
Book Value$12.65 per share
Price / Book1.21


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.70
Net Income$68.30 million
Net Margins8.83%
Return on Equity5.95%
Return on Assets4.16%


Outstanding Shares89,960,000

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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 earnings results on Thursday, April, 26th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.12 by $0.01. The communications equipment provider had revenue of $178.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $178.93 million. Knowles had a return on equity of 5.95% and a net margin of 8.83%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.12 EPS. View Knowles' Earnings History.

When is Knowles' next earnings date?

Knowles is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Knowles.

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

Knowles updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.12 to $0.16 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.14. The company issued revenue guidance of $170 million to $190 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $178.20 million.

What price target have analysts set for KN?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Knowles' shares. Their forecasts range from $13.50 to $20.00. On average, they expect Knowles' share price to reach $16.40 in the next year. 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 (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?

Media headlines about KN stock have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Knowles earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 47.24 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are Knowles' major shareholders?

Knowles' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Franklin Resources Inc. (12.75%), BlackRock Inc. (10.45%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.66%), Northern Trust Corp (2.34%), Royal Bank of Canada (2.10%) and Bernzott Capital Advisors (1.90%). 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 Rothschild Asset Management Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Franklin Resources Inc., Heartland Advisors Inc., Keeley Teton Advisors LLC, Inverness Counsel LLC NY, Guggenheim Capital LLC and Envestnet Asset Management Inc.. 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 Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Royal Bank of Canada, Matthews International Capital Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Spark Investment Management LLC, Mcclain Value Management LLC, Quantbot Technologies LP and Trexquant Investment LP. 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 $15.29.

How big of a company is Knowles?

Knowles has a market capitalization of $1.38 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 (KN)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  201 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  253 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  454
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 6/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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