Prestige Brands (PBH) Receiving Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Prestige Brands (NYSE:PBH) have trended positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Prestige Brands earned a media sentiment score of 0.44 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.5300433718492 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

PBH has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine lowered Prestige Brands from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Prestige Brands from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, May 11th. Finally, DA Davidson lowered Prestige Brands to a “neutral” rating and set a $33.00 target price for the company. in a report on Tuesday, May 8th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Prestige Brands currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $71.00.

Shares of Prestige Brands opened at $35.54 on Wednesday, Marketbeat reports. Prestige Brands has a 12-month low of $27.84 and a 12-month high of $53.90. The company has a market capitalization of $1.88 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.69, a current ratio of 2.46 and a quick ratio of 1.50.

Prestige Brands (NYSE:PBH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 10th. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.01. Prestige Brands had a return on equity of 13.33% and a net margin of 32.61%. The business had revenue of $256.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $255.61 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.54 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Prestige Brands will post 2.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, SVP Jean A. Boyko sold 20,528 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.91, for a total value of $757,688.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 21,960 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $810,543.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.98% of the company’s stock.

Prestige Brands Company Profile

Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare and household cleaning products in North America, Australia, and internationally. It operates in three segments: North American OTC Healthcare, International OTC Healthcare, and Household Cleaning.

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