Weis Markets (WMK) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.15

Press coverage about Weis Markets (NYSE:WMK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Weis Markets earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.26112752731 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Weis Markets (NYSE:WMK) traded up 1.47% on Tuesday, reaching $42.82. The company had a trading volume of 97,160 shares. Weis Markets has a 12 month low of $41.30 and a 12 month high of $68.88. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $43.45 and a 200-day moving average price of $49.93. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.03 and a beta of 0.72.

Weis Markets (NYSE:WMK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Weis Markets had a return on equity of 8.89% and a net margin of 2.42%. The firm had revenue of $876.57 million for the quarter.

Separately, BidaskClub upgraded Weis Markets from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th.

In other Weis Markets news, CFO Scott F. Frost purchased 600 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $42.85 per share, with a total value of $25,710.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 1,961 shares in the company, valued at $84,028.85. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, COO Kurt A. Schertle purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, August 11th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $45.47 per share, for a total transaction of $45,470.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 1,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $45,470. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders purchased 2,625 shares of company stock worth $116,570. 26.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Weis Markets Company Profile

Weis Markets, Inc is engaged principally in the retail sale of food in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The Company’s retail food stores sell groceries, dairy products, frozen foods, meats, seafood, fresh produce, floral, pharmacy services, deli products, prepared foods, bakery products, beer and wine, fuel and general merchandise items, such as health and beauty care and household products.

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