Bemis (BMS) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

News stories about Bemis (NYSE:BMS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bemis earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.4020211177288 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Bemis (BMS) traded up $1.50 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $45.46. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,481,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 850,343. Bemis has a 52-week low of $40.60 and a 52-week high of $51.98. The company has a market capitalization of $3,961.82, a PE ratio of 17.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.63 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a quick ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 1.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20.

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $1.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.02 billion. Bemis had a return on equity of 17.83% and a net margin of 4.84%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.75 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Bemis will post 2.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. Bemis’s payout ratio is presently 57.14%.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “hold” rating and set a $47.00 price objective (down from $49.00) on shares of Bemis in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Bemis in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. UBS AG assumed coverage on Bemis in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $55.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $44.00 price objective (down from $45.00) on shares of Bemis in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, TheStreet cut Bemis from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.60.

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Bemis Company Profile

Bemis Company, Inc is a manufacturer of packaging products. The Company operates through two segments: U.S. Packaging and Global Packaging. The U.S. Packaging segment represents all food, consumer, and industrial products packaging-related manufacturing operations located in the United States. The Global Packaging segment includes all packaging-related manufacturing operations located outside of the United States, as well as global medical device and pharmaceutical packaging-related manufacturing operations.

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