Sonoco Products (SON) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.14

Press coverage about Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sonoco Products earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.6217608682353 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON) opened at $49.95 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,965.08, a P/E ratio of 18.36, a P/E/G ratio of 3.42 and a beta of 1.12. Sonoco Products has a 12-month low of $47.10 and a 12-month high of $55.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 1.59 and a quick ratio of 1.11.

Several research analysts have recently commented on SON shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Sonoco Products from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Sonoco Products in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Barclays boosted their price objective on Sonoco Products from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Sonoco Products in a report on Friday, November 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.86.

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Sonoco Products Company Profile

Sonoco Products Company is engaged in manufacturing of industrial and consumer packaging products, and providing packaging services. The Company operates in four segments: Consumer Packaging, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, Display and Packaging, and Protective Solutions. Its Consumer Packaging segment’s products and services include round composite cans, aluminum, steel and peelable membrane easy-open closures for composite and metal cans; plastic bottles, cups and trays, and printed flexible packaging and global brand management.

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