Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Bemis (BMS) Share Price

News headlines about Bemis (NYSE:BMS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bemis earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.8081463597272 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of research analysts recently commented on BMS shares. TheStreet raised Bemis from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Bemis from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of Bemis in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Bank of America increased their price target on Bemis from $52.00 to $53.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group increased their price target on Bemis from $42.00 to $45.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $48.40.

Shares of Bemis (BMS) opened at $45.92 on Wednesday. Bemis has a one year low of $40.60 and a one year high of $50.47. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,180.00, a P/E ratio of 170.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.34 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a current ratio of 1.86, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28.

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.02. Bemis had a return on equity of 17.52% and a net margin of 2.32%. The firm had revenue of $1 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $978.34 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.67 earnings per share. Bemis’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Bemis will post 2.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 20th were paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 16th. Bemis’s payout ratio is currently 459.26%.

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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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