Media stories about Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) have trended positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hain Celestial Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.48 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.3552662318668 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com)
- Global Baby Food Market Analysis 2017-2026: Hain Celestial Group, Abbott Laboratories, DANA Dairy GROUP, Ella’s … (realfacts24.com)
- Global Kefir Market | 2018 Key Vendors: Babushka Kefir, Nourish Kefir, Hain Celestial Group (opinioninvestor.com)
- Global Organic Infant Formula Market by 2023: Topfer, Bellamy, The Hain Celestial Group, Supermum and Holle (thetechnicalprogress.com)
- Black Creek Investment Management Boosted By $110.01 Million Its Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) Stake; Golar LNG … (mtastar.com)
A number of research firms have issued reports on HAIN. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of Hain Celestial Group in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hain Celestial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Barclays restated a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Hain Celestial Group in a report on Friday, February 9th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $43.00 price target on Hain Celestial Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their price target on Hain Celestial Group from $44.00 to $39.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hain Celestial Group presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $40.36.
Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.42 by ($0.01). Hain Celestial Group had a return on equity of 8.35% and a net margin of 3.38%. The firm had revenue of $775.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $774.50 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.32 earnings per share. Hain Celestial Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Hain Celestial Group will post 1.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director Glenn W. Welling bought 1,407,543 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 28th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $34.83 per share, for a total transaction of $49,024,722.69. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 12.34% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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Hain Celestial Group Company Profile
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc is an organic and natural products company. The Company and its subsidiaries manufacture, market, distribute and sell organic and natural products under brand names which are sold as better-for-you products. The Company’s segments include United States, United Kingdom, Hain Pure Protein and Rest of World.
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