News stories about Bemis (NYSE:BMS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bemis earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.8456114953509 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- ETFs with exposure to Bemis Co., Inc. : December 7, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Bemis Reaches Analyst Target Price (nasdaq.com)
- TriMas (TRS) vs. Bemis (BMS) Head-To-Head Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)
- Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.62 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on BMS shares. Citigroup reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Bemis in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Bank of America raised shares of Bemis from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $46.00 to $51.00 in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Barclays raised their price objective on shares of Bemis from $50.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $47.00 price objective (down previously from $49.00) on shares of Bemis in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Bemis in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $48.60.
Bemis (NYSE:BMS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.65 by $0.05. Bemis had a net margin of 4.84% and a return on equity of 17.83%. The firm had revenue of $1.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.02 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.75 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Bemis will post 2.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th were paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.54%. Bemis’s dividend payout ratio is currently 56.87%.
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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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