Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Bemis (BMS) Share Price

News stories about Bemis (NYSE:BMS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bemis earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.8081463597272 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on BMS. TheStreet cut shares of Bemis from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bemis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday. Citigroup dropped their price objective on shares of Bemis from $49.00 to $46.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday. Bank of America upgraded shares of Bemis from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of Bemis in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.08.

Shares of BMS traded down $0.25 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $44.40. The stock had a trading volume of 541,432 shares, compared to its average volume of 605,351. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a current ratio of 1.86. Bemis has a 52 week low of $40.60 and a 52 week high of $50.47. The firm has a market cap of $4,021.12, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.58, a PEG ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 0.84.

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.02. Bemis had a net margin of 2.32% and a return on equity of 17.52%. The firm had revenue of $1 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $978.34 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.67 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Bemis will post 2.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Bemis

Bemis Company, Inc manufactures and sells packaging products in the United States, Brazil, other Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: U.S. Packaging, Latin America Packaging, and Rest of World Packaging. The company offers multilayer polymer, blown, and cast film structures; and injection molded plastic, thermoformed plastic, and folding carton packaging products.

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