Press coverage about The J.M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The J.M. Smucker earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.4254971591132 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Smucker’s Bite-Sized Pet-Food Deal Goes Down Easy (wsj.com)
- The J.M. Smucker (SJM) and Landec (LNDC) Financial Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)
- The J.M. Smucker Company seals US$1.7bln deal to buy Ainsworth Pet Nutrition (proactiveinvestors.com)
- Deere and Facebook climb while Conn’s and Welltower slip (marketbeat.com)
- The J.M. Smucker (SJM) Price Target Raised to $155.00 at Citigroup (americanbankingnews.com)
NYSE:SJM opened at $125.15 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $14,052.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.06, a P/E/G ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a quick ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. The J.M. Smucker has a fifty-two week low of $99.57 and a fifty-two week high of $134.12.
Several analysts have recently commented on SJM shares. Gabelli restated a “buy” rating on shares of The J.M. Smucker in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of The J.M. Smucker from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $137.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective on shares of The J.M. Smucker in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $148.00 target price on shares of The J.M. Smucker and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 12th. Finally, Citigroup boosted their price target on shares of The J.M. Smucker from $146.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $131.08.
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About The J.M. Smucker
The J. M. Smucker Company manufactures and markets branded food and beverage products worldwide. It operates through U.S. Retail Coffee, U.S. Retail Consumer Foods, U.S. Retail Pet Foods, and International and Foodservice segments. The company primarily offers coffee, pet food products, pet snacks, peanut butter, fruit spreads, shortening and oils, baking mixes and ready-to-spread frostings, frozen sandwiches, flour and baking ingredients, juices and beverages, and portion control products.
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