SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.32

News articles about SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL) (TSE:SOY) have been trending positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SunOpta earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1680104892771 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

SunOpta (STKL) traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $7.35. 283,277 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 276,713. The company has a current ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 0.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. SunOpta has a 12-month low of $6.27 and a 12-month high of $10.20. The company has a market capitalization of $629.34, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.40 and a beta of 1.36.

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SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL) (TSE:SOY) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.07) by ($0.03). SunOpta had a negative net margin of 10.57% and a negative return on equity of 3.73%. The business had revenue of $292.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $291.04 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.08) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that SunOpta will post -0.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts recently issued reports on STKL shares. BidaskClub cut shares of SunOpta from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of SunOpta from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Citigroup cut their price target on shares of SunOpta from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of SunOpta from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.17.

In other SunOpta news, insider George Miketa bought 25,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $7.25 per share, for a total transaction of $184,875.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Richard Dean Hollis bought 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 1st. The shares were acquired at an average price 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 $718,784.82. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have acquired 54,000 shares of company stock valued at $385,190. 1.88% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About SunOpta

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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