A new trading data show Knowles Corp (KN) is showing positive returns.

With 1.23 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.49 million shares. During the session, the Communication Equipment company that operates in wider Technology sector, reached to the highest price of $16.52 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $14.97. The 52-week range on KN shows that it touched its highest point at $19.13 and its lowest point at $12.78 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $19.25. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.52.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of KN was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -3.81%, but this was down by -5.63% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 1.79% while six-month performance fell -6.41%. The stock lost -16.61% in the past year, while it has lost -11.17% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for KN yields 0.79 with Next year EPS estimates of 1.33. For the next quarter, that number is 0.20. This implies an EPS growth rate of 29.55% for this year and 16.96% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 15.00% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 1.74%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 89.09 million KN shares are outstanding with a float of 88.71 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 11, 2024, short shares totaled 1.82 million, which was 2.02% higher than short shares on Dec 14, 2023. In addition to Mr. Jeffrey S. Niew as the firm’s President, CEO & Director, Mr. John S. Anderson serves as its Senior VP, CFO & Interim Principal Accounting Officer.


Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for KN since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With KN analysts setting a high price target of $21.00 and a low target of $15.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $19.25. Based on these targets, KN could surge 31.99% to reach the target high and fall by -5.72% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 20.99% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded KN stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 1 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 5,000 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 10 while that of sell transactions has risen to 8 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 103,607 while 39,195 shares were sold.