Headlines about John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John B. Sanfilippo & Son earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.9432428816602 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Separately, BidaskClub lowered John B. Sanfilippo & Son from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 28th.
Shares of NASDAQ:JBSS traded up $0.21 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $72.99. 39,516 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 69,731. John B. Sanfilippo & Son has a 12 month low of $54.32 and a 12 month high of $79.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a current ratio of 2.11. The firm has a market cap of $824.90 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.69 and a beta of 1.06.
The business also recently announced an annual dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 17th. Investors of record on Friday, August 3rd were issued a dividend of $0.55 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 2nd. This is a boost from John B. Sanfilippo & Son’s previous annual dividend of $0.50. This represents a yield of 0.72%.
In related news, CEO Jeffrey T. Sanfilippo sold 8,108 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.00, for a total transaction of $575,668.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 14,840 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,053,640. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 22.09% of the company’s stock.
About John B. Sanfilippo & Son
John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, processes and distributes tree nuts and peanuts in the United States. It offers raw and processed nuts, including almonds, pecans, peanuts, black walnuts, English walnuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, pistachios, pine nuts, Brazil nuts, and filberts in various styles and seasonings.
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