Media stories about Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sealed Air earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.3001583912021 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Read an exclusive excerpt from ‘Brightly Burning’ by Alexa Donne (hypable.com)
- Reviewing Celanese (CE) & Sealed Air (SEE) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Pilot Cove: A Slice Of Pisgah Paradise (blueridgeoutdoors.com)
- USFR Weekly Recap – April 7-8, 2018 (agweb.com)
- Form DEFA14A SEALED AIR CORP/DE (streetinsider.com)
Several research firms have recently commented on SEE. Vertical Research cut shares of Sealed Air from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Sealed Air from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Sealed Air in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. SunTrust Banks cut shares of Sealed Air from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Barclays raised shares of Sealed Air from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and increased their price target for the company from $46.00 to $53.00 in a research note on Friday, December 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sealed Air has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.33.
Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The industrial products company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.01. Sealed Air had a net margin of 17.90% and a return on equity of 74.28%. The business had revenue of $1.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.19 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.50 earnings per share. Sealed Air’s revenue was up 11.5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Sealed Air will post 2.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 16th. Investors of record on Friday, March 2nd were issued a $0.16 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 1st. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.51%. Sealed Air’s dividend payout ratio is currently 35.36%.
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About Sealed Air
Sealed Air Corporation is engaged in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection business. The Company’s segments are Food Care (includes Corporate, Medical Applications and New Ventures businesses), Product Care and Corporate. The Food Care segment focuses on providing a range of integrated system solutions.
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