NYSE:KN - Knowles Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $13.55 +0.11 (+0.82 %) (As of 01/16/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$13.44Today's Range$13.41 - $13.7252-Week Range$10.94 - $18.32Volume787,400 shsAverage Volume1.13 million shsMarket Capitalization$1.21 billionP/E Ratio19.36Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.95 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Knowles 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. Receive KN News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for KN and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Household audio & video equipment Sub-IndustryN/A SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNYSE:KN Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.knowles.com Phone630-250-5100Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.17 Current Ratio2.60 Quick Ratio1.55Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio19.36 Forward P/E Ratio19.36 P/E Growth1.68 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$744.20 million Price / Sales1.64 Cash Flow$1.4665 per share Price / Cash Flow9.24 Book Value$12.65 per share Price / Book1.07Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.70 Net Income$68.30 million Net Margins8.99% Return on Equity6.40% Return on Assets4.68%Miscellaneous Employees7,900 Outstanding Shares90,200,000Market Cap$1.21 billion 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 quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 24th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.04. The communications equipment provider earned $236.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $219.73 million. Knowles had a return on equity of 6.40% and a net margin of 8.99%. Knowles's revenue was up 20.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.26 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, February 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Knowles. What guidance has Knowles issued on next quarter's earnings? Knowles updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.31-0.37 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.33. The company issued revenue guidance of $210-240 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $225.07 million. What price target have analysts set for KN? 7 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Knowles' shares. Their forecasts range from $13.00 to $18.00. On average, they anticipate Knowles' share price to reach $16.5833 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 22.4% from the stock's current price. 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, 2 hold ratings and 4 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. " (1/15/2019) 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? Media stories about KN stock have trended positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of news 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 -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Knowles earned a news impact score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the communications equipment provider a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of Knowles' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Knowles include Sonos (SONO), Arlo Technologies (ARLO), Technicolor (TCLRY), Universal Electronics (UEIC), LRAD (LRAD), Koss (KOSS), Provision (PVHO), The Guitammer (GTMM) and C International Income Fund (CRWFF). 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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Skyline Asset Management LP (1.15%) and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%). 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 institutional investors are selling Knowles stock? KN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Skyline Asset Management LP and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. 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. 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 $13.55. How big of a company is Knowles? Knowles has a market capitalization of $1.21 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. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 271 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 312 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 583MarketBeat'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 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a closed-end mutual fund (CEF)?