Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.16

News stories about Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blue Buffalo Pet Products earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.4547624716234 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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NASDAQ BUFF traded up $0.07 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $39.88. 1,273,889 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,793,523. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 3.74 and a quick ratio of 3.17. Blue Buffalo Pet Products has a 52-week low of $21.51 and a 52-week high of $40.15. The company has a market cap of $7,786.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.37.

Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 23rd. The company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.06. Blue Buffalo Pet Products had a return on equity of 77.83% and a net margin of 15.18%. The business had revenue of $336.96 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $320.58 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.18 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Blue Buffalo Pet Products will post 1.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently commented on BUFF. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Blue Buffalo Pet Products from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. BidaskClub upgraded Blue Buffalo Pet Products from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Wells Fargo raised Blue Buffalo Pet Products to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $41.00 price objective on Blue Buffalo Pet Products and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Delafield Hambrecht lowered Blue Buffalo Pet Products from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.50.

In related news, CFO Michael Nathenson sold 62,708 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.72, for a total value of $2,051,805.76. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider William W. Bishop, Jr. sold 21,200 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.17, for a total value of $703,204.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 616,930 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $20,463,568.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 171,888 shares of company stock valued at $5,824,812. Insiders own 7.70% of the company’s stock.

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Blue Buffalo Pet Products Company Profile

Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc, through its subsidiary, Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., operates as a pet food company in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico. It develops, produces, markets, and sells dog and cat food under the BLUE Life Protection Formula, BLUE Wilderness, BLUE Basics, BLUE Freedom, and BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet lines.

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