News headlines about Prestige Brand Holdings (NYSE:PBH) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Prestige Brand Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 47.60359406563 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Prestige Brand Holdings (PBH) traded down 0.93% on Friday, reaching $50.99. 545,572 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Prestige Brand Holdings has a 52 week low of $44.64 and a 52 week high of $59.63. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $52.08 and a 200 day moving average of $54.07. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.18 and a beta of 1.18.

Prestige Brand Holdings (NYSE:PBH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.03. Prestige Brand Holdings had a net margin of 11.70% and a return on equity of 16.06%. The firm had revenue of $256.57 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $255.64 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.59 earnings per share. Prestige Brand Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Prestige Brand Holdings will post $2.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on PBH. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Prestige Brand Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Prestige Brand Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 target price on shares of Prestige Brand Holdings in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised shares of Prestige Brand Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $55.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Finally, UBS AG raised shares of Prestige Brand Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Prestige Brand Holdings currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $63.71.

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In other news, SVP Jean A. Boyko sold 12,876 shares of Prestige Brand Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.12, for a total transaction of $671,097.12. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 26,566 shares in the company, valued at $1,384,619.92. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.98% of the company’s stock.

About Prestige Brand Holdings

Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc is engaged in the marketing, sales and distribution of over-the-counter healthcare and household cleaning products. The Company operates through three segments: North American Over-the-Counter (OTC) Healthcare; International Over-the-Counter Healthcare, and Household Cleaning.

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