Bemis (BMS) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Media coverage about Bemis (NYSE:BMS) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bemis earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.4367989746258 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several research firms have recently issued reports on BMS. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “hold” rating and set a $47.00 target price (down from $49.00) on shares of Bemis in a report on Thursday, September 14th. Bank of America Corporation raised Bemis from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $46.00 to $51.00 in a report on Friday, September 15th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Bemis in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Bemis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Bemis in a report on Friday, October 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.60.

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.05. Bemis had a return on equity of 17.83% and a net margin of 4.84%. The business had revenue of $1.04 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.02 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.75 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up .8% on a year-over-year basis.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.65%. Bemis’s payout ratio is 57.14%.

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About Bemis

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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