Press coverage about SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL) (TSE:SOY) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SunOpta earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.0249341578067 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
STKL has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of SunOpta from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of SunOpta from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. Citigroup reduced their target price on shares of SunOpta from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SunOpta from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.17.
SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL) remained flat at $$7.30 on Tuesday. The stock had a trading volume of 115,341 shares, compared to its average volume of 272,396. The stock has a market cap of $629.34, a PE ratio of -4.40 and a beta of 1.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.29 and a quick ratio of 0.42. SunOpta has a 1-year low of $6.27 and a 1-year high of $10.20.
In other news, insider George Miketa acquired 25,500 shares of SunOpta stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 15th. The stock was bought at an average price of $7.25 per share, with a total value of $184,875.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Richard Dean Hollis acquired 25,000 shares of SunOpta stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 1st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $7.02 per share, with a total value of $175,500.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 102,391 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $718,784.82. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have purchased 54,000 shares of company stock valued at $385,190. 1.88% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
SunOpta Company Profile
Sunopta Inc is a Canada-based company, which operates businesses focused on a healthy products portfolio. It operates through the following segments: Global Ingredients and Consumer Products. The Global Ingredients segment aggregates its North American and international raw material sourcing and supply operating segments focused on the procurement, processing and sale of specialty and organic grains, seeds, fruits, grain- and cocoa-based ingredients, and other commodities.
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