J & J Snack Foods (JJSF) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.11

News headlines about J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. J & J Snack Foods earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9376723092556 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

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Shares of J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) opened at $132.01 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $2,465.68, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.36 and a beta of 0.66. J & J Snack Foods has a twelve month low of $121.20 and a twelve month high of $157.33.

J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The company reported $0.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.80 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $265.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $253.95 million. J & J Snack Foods had a net margin of 9.07% and a return on equity of 11.79%. The company’s revenue was up 17.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.72 earnings per share. research analysts predict that J & J Snack Foods will post 4.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.45 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.36%. J & J Snack Foods’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 33.21%.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of J & J Snack Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. CL King began coverage on shares of J & J Snack Foods in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of J & J Snack Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $156.00 price target on the stock in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $135.00 price target on shares of J & J Snack Foods in a report on Tuesday, January 30th.

In other J & J Snack Foods news, insider Robert M. Radano sold 5,250 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, February 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $139.34, for a total transaction of $731,535.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 99,872 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,916,164.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 21.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About J & J Snack Foods

J & J Snack Foods Corp. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of a range of snack foods and beverages for the food service and retail supermarket industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Food Service, Retail Supermarkets and Frozen Beverages. Its portfolio of products includes soft pretzels, frozen beverages, frozen juice treats and desserts, stuffed sandwiches, burritos, churros, fruit pies, funnel cakes, cookies and bakery goods, and other snack foods and drinks.

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