Pinnacle Foods (PF) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

Press coverage about Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. Pinnacle Foods earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.8821483720558 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have commented on PF shares. Buckingham Research decreased their price objective on shares of Pinnacle Foods from $68.00 to $62.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pinnacle Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Pinnacle Foods and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $65.27.

Pinnacle Foods (NYSE PF) opened at $56.93 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $6,971.96, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.67 and a beta of 0.34. The company has a quick ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 1.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49. Pinnacle Foods has a 1-year low of $52.81 and a 1-year high of $66.67.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 19th were issued a dividend of $0.325 per share. This represents a $1.30 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.28%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, December 18th. Pinnacle Foods’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 87.84%.

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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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