B&G Foods (BGS) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.24

Media headlines about B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. B&G Foods earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 66 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS)

Several analysts recently commented on BGS shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered B&G Foods from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 28th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded B&G Foods from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $49.00 to $47.00 in a research report on Friday, March 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their target price on B&G Foods from $54.00 to $52.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 24th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of B&G Foods in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $45.93.

Shares of B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS) traded up 0.068% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $36.975. The stock had a trading volume of 486,887 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $40.12 and a 200 day moving average price of $42.31. B&G Foods has a 12-month low of $36.42 and a 12-month high of $52.84. The firm has a market cap of $2.46 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.101 and a beta of 0.14.

B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.04. B&G Foods had a return on equity of 17.41% and a net margin of 7.49%. The firm had revenue of $417.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $413.35 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.65 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 18.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that B&G Foods will post $2.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.465 per share. This represents a $1.86 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.03%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 28th. B&G Foods’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 111.38%.

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About B&G Foods

B&G Foods, Inc (B&G Foods) is a holding company. The Company manufactures, sells and distributes a portfolio of shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Its products include frozen and canned vegetables, hot cereals, fruit spreads, canned meats and beans, bagel chips, spices, seasonings, hot sauces, wine vinegar, maple syrup, molasses, salad dressings, pizza crusts, Mexican-style sauces, dry soups, taco shells and kits, salsas, pickles, peppers, tomato-based products, puffed corn and rice snacks, nut clusters and other specialty products.new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “BGS”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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