News headlines about Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hain Celestial Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.41 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.1398216024684 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Boom in food M&A deals just getting started – Tulsa World (tulsaworld.com)
- Hot Tickers: CalAmp Corp. (CAMP), The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Asia Pacific Gluten Free Meat Substitutes Market By Type Share, Growth, Trends, And Forecasts (2016–2021) (emailwire.com)
- Ingalls & Snyder Boosted Concert Pharmaceuticals (CNCE) Holding; Frontfour Capital Group Trimmed Its Hain … – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
- Alesco Advisors Has Upped Apple (AAPL) Stake By $344806; Hain Celestial Group Has 0.87 Sentiment – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on HAIN shares. Sanford C. Bernstein started coverage on shares of Hain Celestial Group in a research report on Friday, October 6th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $45.00 price objective for the company. Loop Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on shares of Hain Celestial Group in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Hain Celestial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $42.00 price target on shares of Hain Celestial Group in a research report on Saturday, September 30th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Hain Celestial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $41.31.
Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.24 by ($0.01). Hain Celestial Group had a return on equity of 8.03% and a net margin of 2.73%. The company had revenue of $708.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $697.39 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.14 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Hain Celestial Group will post 1.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, CFO James M. Langrock acquired 5,000 shares of Hain Celestial Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $34.40 per share, with a total value of $172,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 59,233 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,037,615.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Irwin D. Simon purchased 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $34.14 per share, with a total value of $1,707,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,695,014 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $57,867,777.96. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 68,500 shares of company stock worth $2,352,730 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 12.34% of the company’s stock.
About Hain Celestial Group
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc is an organic and natural products company. The Company and its subsidiaries manufacture, market, distribute and sell organic and natural products under brand names which are sold as better-for-you products. The Company’s segments include United States, United Kingdom, Hain Pure Protein and Rest of World.
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