Syngenta AG (SYT) Earning Somewhat Critical News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Syngenta AG (NYSE:SYT) have trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Syngenta AG earned a media sentiment score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 39 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Syngenta AG (NYSE:SYT)

SYT has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Syngenta AG from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC set a $91.00 price target on shares of Syngenta AG and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Syngenta AG has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $95.73.

Shares of Syngenta AG (NYSE:SYT) traded up 0.59% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $92.71. 250,471 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $92.26 and its 200 day moving average price is $87.25. The stock has a market cap of $42.75 billion, a PE ratio of 36.24 and a beta of 0.99. Syngenta AG has a one year low of $74.52 and a one year high of $93.61.

The company also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 15th will be issued a $1.0065 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 11th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.08%.

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Syngenta AG Company Profile

Syngenta AG (Syngenta) is an agribusiness company. The Company operates in the crop protection and seeds business, which is involved in the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of a range of products designed to improve crop yields and food quality, and in the lawn and garden business, which provides professional growers and consumers with flowers, turf and landscape, and professional pest management products.

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