J M Smucker (SJM) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about J M Smucker (NYSE:SJM) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. J M Smucker earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.8701883772167 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of J M Smucker (NYSE:SJM) traded up $0.28 during trading on Friday, reaching $123.43. The company had a trading volume of 617,956 shares, compared to its average volume of 959,367. The company has a market capitalization of $14,020.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.99, a P/E/G ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.66. J M Smucker has a 1-year low of $99.57 and a 1-year high of $143.68. The company has a quick ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61.

J M Smucker (NYSE:SJM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $2.02 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.90 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $1.92 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.90 billion. J M Smucker had a return on equity of 11.98% and a net margin of 7.72%. J M Smucker’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.05 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that J M Smucker will post 7.8 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on SJM shares. Zacks Investment Research raised J M Smucker from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Morgan Stanley set a $106.00 target price on J M Smucker and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Susquehanna Bancshares upgraded J M Smucker from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $110.00 to $127.00 in a report on Monday, November 13th. Jefferies Group set a $130.00 price target on J M Smucker and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $110.00 price target on J M Smucker and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 17th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $127.75.

In other J M Smucker news, insider David J. Lemmon sold 1,205 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $124.54, for a total value of $150,070.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Jeannette L. Knudsen sold 1,600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.36, for a total value of $198,976.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 23,452 shares in the company, valued at $2,916,490.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 5,610 shares of company stock worth $698,093. Corporate insiders own 3.50% of the company’s stock.

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J M Smucker Company Profile

The J. M. Smucker Company is a manufacturer and marketer of branded food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America. The Company’s segments include U.S. Retail Coffee, U.S. Retail Consumer Foods, U.S. Retail Pet Foods, and International and Foodservice. The Company’s U.S. retail market segments consist of the sale of branded food products to consumers through retail outlets in North America.

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