Media stories about Ambev (NYSE:ABEV) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ambev earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.8243683762724 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Ambev SA (ABEV) Shares Bought by Suntrust Banks Inc. (americanbankingnews.com)
- Ambev SA Sponsored ADR to Host Earnings Call (finance.yahoo.com)
- Maverick Capital Ltd. Buys New Stake in Ambev SA (ABEV) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Ambev Reports 2017 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results Under IFRS (finance.yahoo.com)
- Lazard Asset Management LLC Trims Holdings in Ambev SA (ABEV) (americanbankingnews.com)
ABEV has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ambev from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Ambev from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. UBS Group raised shares of Ambev from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Ambev from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.83.
The firm also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 5th. Investors of record on Friday, February 2nd will be given a $0.0215 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 1st. Ambev’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 83.33%.
Ambev SA, formerly Inbev Participacoes Societarias SA, is a Brazil-based company engaged in the brewing sector. The Company produces and sells beer, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and other non-alcoholic and non-carbonated (NANC) beverages across the Americas. The Company’s activities are divided into three segments: Latin America North, including sell of beer, CSD and NANC drinks in Brazil, as well as operations in Dominican Republic, Saint Vincent, Antigua, Dominica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Cuba; Latin America South, distributing products in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia, and Canada, represented by Labatt’s operations, which comprises sales in Canada.
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