News coverage about Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing 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. Sealed Air Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 48.0150847229784 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Sealed Air Corporation (SEE) traded up 0.34% on Friday, reaching $44.18. 2,307,073 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $44.91 and a 200 day moving average of $45.19. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.50 billion, a PE ratio of 22.83 and a beta of 1.16. Sealed Air Corporation has a 12-month low of $41.74 and a 12-month high of $50.62.

Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The industrial products company reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $1.07 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.06 billion. Sealed Air Corporation had a net margin of 6.81% and a return on equity of 84.32%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.65 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Sealed Air Corporation will post $1.81 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be issued a $0.16 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.45%. Sealed Air Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.16%.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sealed Air Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Jefferies Group LLC dropped their price target on shares of Sealed Air Corporation from $45.00 to $40.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. UBS AG set a $49.00 price target on shares of Sealed Air Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $44.00 price target on shares of Sealed Air Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $47.00 price target on shares of Sealed Air Corporation in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sealed Air Corporation has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.91.

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In related news, CAO William G. Stiehl sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.43, for a total value of $130,290.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 37,797 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,641,523.71. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.86% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Sealed Air Corporation Company Profile

Sealed Air Corporation is engaged in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection business. The Company’s segments are Food Care, Diversey Care, Product Care and Other (includes Corporate, Medical Applications and New Ventures businesses). The Food Care segment focuses on providing a range of integrated system solutions.

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