Media headlines about Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pinnacle Foods earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0355673413414 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Is a Surprise Coming for Pinnacle Foods (PF) This Earnings Season? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Expect Pinnacle Foods Inc (PF) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $909.40 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Brokerages Anticipate Pinnacle Foods Inc (PF) to Post $0.95 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Pinnacle Foods (PF) to “Hold” (americanbankingnews.com)
- Pinnacle Foods Inc Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.33 (PF) (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Pinnacle Foods (PF) traded down $0.93 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $55.40. The company had a trading volume of 2,719,881 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,459,260. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a current ratio of 1.80. The company has a market capitalization of $6,960.06, a P/E ratio of 37.43, a PEG ratio of 2.62 and a beta of 0.34. Pinnacle Foods has a one year low of $52.81 and a one year high of $66.67.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on PF. Zacks Investment Research raised Pinnacle Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Credit Suisse Group set a $67.00 target price on Pinnacle Foods and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their target price on Pinnacle Foods from $63.00 to $64.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Buckingham Research decreased their target price on Pinnacle Foods from $68.00 to $62.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $64.91.
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About Pinnacle Foods
Pinnacle Foods Inc is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded food products in North America. The Company operates through four segments: Frozen segment, the Grocery segment, the Boulder segment and the Specialty segment. Its products are sold through supermarkets, grocery wholesalers and distributors, mass merchandisers, super centers, convenience stores, dollar stores, drug stores and warehouse clubs in the United States and Canada, as well as in military channels and foodservice locations.
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