SunOpta (STKL) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.15

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News stories about SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL) (TSE:SOY) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SunOpta earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.9576614782884 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

SunOpta traded down $0.03, hitting $8.25, during mid-day trading on Thursday, Marketbeat reports. 4,610 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 311,890. SunOpta has a twelve month low of $6.27 and a twelve month high of $10.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $725.49 million, a P/E ratio of -59.46 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 0.47.

SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL) (TSE:SOY) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.06) by ($0.01). SunOpta had a negative net margin of 10.16% and a negative return on equity of 5.23%. The business had revenue of $312.65 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $309.40 million. analysts expect that SunOpta will post -0.09 EPS for the current year.

STKL has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine cut SunOpta from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. BidaskClub upgraded SunOpta from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 19th. Citigroup upped their price objective on SunOpta from $9.00 to $10.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded SunOpta from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd.

In other SunOpta news, SVP Mike Buick bought 4,200 shares of SunOpta stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 31st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $8.22 per share, with a total value of $34,524.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 14,785 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $121,532.70. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.75% of the company’s stock.

SunOpta Company Profile

SunOpta Inc sources non-genetically modified (non-GMO) and organic ingredients; and manufactures food and beverage products in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and Ethiopia. The company operates through Global Ingredients and Consumer Products segments. The Global Ingredients segment offers organic fruit- and vegetable-based raw materials and ingredients, sweeteners, cocoa, coffees, ancient grains, nuts, seeds and pulses, and other organic food products; identity preserved, non-GMO, and organic seeds and grains, including soy, corn, and sunflower; and seed and grain-based animal feed, and pet food products.

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