Prestige Brand Holdings (PBH) Receiving Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

Media coverage about Prestige Brand Holdings (NYSE:PBH) has trended positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Prestige Brand Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.5160727918706 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on PBH. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 target price on shares of Prestige Brand Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Prestige Brand Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. BidaskClub upgraded Prestige Brand Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $61.00 price target on shares of Prestige Brand Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $64.14.

Prestige Brand Holdings (PBH) opened at 48.05 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.55 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.73 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $50.04 and a 200-day moving average price of $52.34. Prestige Brand Holdings has a 1-year low of $44.64 and a 1-year high of $59.63.

Prestige Brand Holdings (NYSE:PBH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $256.57 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $255.64 million. Prestige Brand Holdings had a net margin of 11.70% and a return on equity of 16.06%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.59 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Prestige Brand Holdings will post $2.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, SVP Jean A. Boyko sold 12,876 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.12, for a total transaction of $671,097.12. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 26,566 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,384,619.92. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 0.98% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Prestige Brand Holdings

Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc is engaged in the marketing, sales and distribution of over-the-counter healthcare and household cleaning products. The Company operates through three segments: North American Over-the-Counter (OTC) Healthcare; International Over-the-Counter Healthcare, and Household Cleaning.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Prestige Brand Holdings (NYSE:PBH)

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Prestige Brand Holdings (NYSE:PBH)

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