News articles about J.M. Smucker Company (The) (NYSE:SJM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. J.M. Smucker Company (The) earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.2300317767246 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Several research analysts have recently commented on SJM shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of J.M. Smucker Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, May 8th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $126.00 price target (down from $138.00) on shares of J.M. Smucker Company (The) in a report on Friday, May 19th. Stephens lowered shares of J.M. Smucker Company (The) from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $165.00 to $125.00 in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $135.00 price target (down from $137.00) on shares of J.M. Smucker Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $132.00 price target (down from $135.00) on shares of J.M. Smucker Company (The) in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. J.M. Smucker Company (The) currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $132.82.

Shares of J.M. Smucker Company (SJM) opened at 121.90 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $119.57 and a 200 day moving average of $128.21. The company has a market capitalization of $13.83 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.90 and a beta of 0.62. J.M. Smucker Company has a 12 month low of $114.31 and a 12 month high of $156.23.

J.M. Smucker Company (The) (NYSE:SJM) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, June 8th. The company reported $1.80 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.72 by $0.08. J.M. Smucker Company (The) had a net margin of 8.01% and a return on equity of 12.63%. The business had revenue of $1.78 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.77 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.19 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that J.M. Smucker Company will post $7.97 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 11th will be issued a $0.78 dividend. This is a positive change from J.M. Smucker Company (The)’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.75. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 9th. This represents a $3.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.56%. J.M. Smucker Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio is presently 61.18%.

In other J.M. Smucker Company (The) news, insider Barry C. Dunaway sold 9,433 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $121.32, for a total transaction of $1,144,411.56. Following the sale, the insider now owns 40,966 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,969,995.12. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Sandra Pianalto acquired 250 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 27th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $120.61 per share, for a total transaction of $30,152.50. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 250 shares in the company, valued at $30,152.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 16,030 shares of company stock worth $1,948,195. 3.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About J.M. Smucker Company (The)

The J. M. Smucker Company is a manufacturer and marketer of branded food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America. The Company’s segments include U.S. Retail Coffee, U.S. Retail Consumer Foods, U.S. Retail Pet Foods, and International and Foodservice. The Company’s U.S. retail market segments consist of the sale of branded food products to consumers through retail outlets in North America.

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