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

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$16.62 +0.07 (+0.42 %)
(As of 03/26/2019 01:54 AM ET)
Previous Close$16.55
Today's Range$16.40 - $16.78
52-Week Range$10.94 - $18.32
Volume568,380 shs
Average Volume1.00 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.50 billion
P/E Ratio20.78
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.09
Knowles Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions for the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, defense, aerospace, and industrial markets worldwide. It operates in two segments, Audio and Precision Devices (PD). The Audio segment designs and manufactures audio products, including microphones and balanced armature speakers, audio processors, and software and algorithms used in applications that serve the mobile, ear, and Internet of Things markets. It also provides analog and digital micro-electro-mechanical systems, microphones, electret condenser microphones, smart microphones, ultrasonic sensors, acoustic processors, and balanced armature speakers, as well as transducer products used primarily in hearing health and headset applications. The PD segment designs and delivers engineered capacitors and radio frequency devices for applications, such as power supplies, radar, medical implants, and satellites for the industrial, defense, aerospace, medical, telecommunications, and automotive markets. The company also provides single layer electronic components to the 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. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Household audio & video equipment
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorComputer and Technology
CUSIPN/A
Phone630-250-5100

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$826.90 million
Cash Flow$1.4826 per share
Book Value$13.43 per share

Profitability

Net Income$67.70 million

Miscellaneous

Employees8,000
Market Cap$1.50 billion
Next Earnings Date4/25/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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) issued its earnings results on Thursday, February, 7th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.08. The communications equipment provider earned $223.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $224.42 million. Knowles had a net margin of 8.19% and a return on equity of 6.08%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.40 EPS. View Knowles' Earnings History.

When is Knowles' next earnings date?

Knowles is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Knowles.

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

Knowles updated its first quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 7th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.09-0.13 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.16. The company issued revenue guidance of $165-185 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $190.44 million.

What price target have analysts set for KN?

7 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Knowles' stock. Their forecasts range from $13.00 to $18.00. On average, they anticipate Knowles' share price to reach $16.5833 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Knowles.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Knowles?

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

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Knowles stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Knowles stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Knowles Corporation operates as a supplier of advanced micro-acoustic, specialty components, and human interface solutions. The Company designs and manufactures acoustic products, including microphones, speakers, and receivers for the handset, tablet, and other consumer electronic markets. It also designs and manufactures electronic components used in medical and life science applications and solutions and components used in communications infrastructure and various other markets. Knowles Corporation is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois. " (3/14/2019)
  • 2. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "We recently traveled with Knowles’ management, who appeared incrementally bullish on Knowles’ growth opportunities, following 9% organic growth in 2018. Knowles has begun shipments of its multicore DSP audio processor to a new customer for home video chat devices, as well as shipments of smart microphones to Oppo and Vivo. The company plans to exit 2018 well below 2x debt/EBITDA, and management noted no notable impact from tariffs so far." (10/17/2018)

Has Knowles been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about KN stock has been trending somewhat negative on Tuesday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Knowles earned a coverage optimism score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the communications equipment provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Knowles' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Knowles own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Knowles investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Micron Technology (MU), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Alibaba Group (BABA), Intel (INTC), Himax Technologies (HIMX), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Netflix (NFLX), Tesla (TSLA) and TENCENT HOLDING/ADR (TCEHY).

Who are Knowles' key executives?

Knowles' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Jeffrey S. Niew, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. John S. Anderson, Sr. VP, CFO & Interim Principal Accounting Officer (Age 56)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Giesecke, Sr. VP & COO (Age 51)
  • Mr. Christian U. Scherp, Pres of Performance Audio (Age 53)
  • Mr. Michael Polacek, Pres of Intelligent Audio (Age 55)

Who are Knowles' major shareholders?

Knowles' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.23%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.39%), Northern Trust Corp (2.22%), Bernzott Capital Advisors (1.89%), Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC (1.78%) and Shapiro Capital Management LLC (1.49%). Company insiders that own Knowles stock include Didier Hirsch, Jeffrey Niew, Keith Barnes, Michael S Polacek and Thomas G Jackson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Knowles.

Which institutional investors are selling Knowles stock?

KN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Shapiro Capital Management LLC, Citigroup Inc., New York State Common Retirement Fund, Royce & Associates LP, UBS Oconnor LLC, UBS Oconnor LLC, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. and Matthews International Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Knowles company stock in the last year include Jeffrey Niew, Keith Barnes and Thomas G Jackson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Knowles.

Which institutional investors are buying Knowles stock?

KN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including WINTON GROUP Ltd, Norges Bank, Millennium Management LLC, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Two Sigma Investments LP, SG Americas Securities LLC and 361 Capital LLC. 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 $16.62.

How big of a company is Knowles?

Knowles has a market capitalization of $1.50 billion and generates $826.90 million in revenue each year. The communications equipment provider earns $67.70 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.80 on an earnings per share basis. Knowles employs 8,000 workers across the globe.

What is Knowles' official website?

The official website for Knowles is http://www.knowles.com.

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:  284 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  324 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  608
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 3/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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