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

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$18.45 +0.06 (+0.33 %)
(As of 04/24/2019 06:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$18.39
Today's Range$18.31 - $18.64
52-Week Range$10.94 - $19.29
Volume545,261 shs
Average Volume958,428 shs
Market Capitalization$1.68 billion
P/E Ratio23.06
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.1
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$1.4666 per share
Book Value$13.43 per share

Profitability

Net Income$67.70 million

Miscellaneous

Employees8,000
Market Cap$1.68 billion
Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Confirmed)
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, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.08. The communications equipment provider had revenue of $223.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $224.42 million. Knowles had a net margin of 8.19% and a return on equity of 6.08%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.40 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, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Knowles.

How can I listen to Knowles' earnings call?

Knowles will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, April 24th at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8445890917.

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

Knowles updated its first quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.09-0.13 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS 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 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Knowles' shares. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $18.00. On average, they anticipate Knowles' stock price to reach $16.9167 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.3%. 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. " (4/10/2019)
  • 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 trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Knowles earned a media sentiment score of 1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the communications equipment provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

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 Micron Technology (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Intel (INTC), Alibaba Group (BABA), Himax Technologies (HIMX), AT&T (T), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Netflix (NFLX) and Opko Health (OPK).

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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Skyline Asset Management LP (0.79%), Peregrine Capital Management LLC (0.68%), CWM LLC (0.64%), BB&T Corp (0.06%), Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.03%) and We Are One Seven LLC (0.03%). 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 major investors are selling Knowles stock?

KN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Skyline Asset Management LP, BB&T Corp and Eqis Capital Management Inc.. 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 major investors are buying Knowles stock?

KN stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Peregrine Capital Management LLC, CWM LLC, We Are One Seven LLC, Selz Capital LLC and First Bank & Trust. 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 $18.45.

How big of a company is Knowles?

Knowles has a market capitalization of $1.68 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:  288 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  330 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  618
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 4/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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