News coverage about The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The Hain Celestial Group earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.6899368946426 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Top-notch Stocks to Watch: The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN), Gray Television, Inc. (GTN) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Why The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. Stock Popped 14.1% in November – Motley Fool (fool.com)
- Nestle Investors Can Swallow This Herbal Growth Remedy: Gadfly (washingtonpost.com)
- Hain Celestial acquires natural sweeteners company (foodbusinessnews.net)
Shares of The Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) opened at $41.42 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 2.50 and a quick ratio of 1.22. The Hain Celestial Group has a 12-month low of $31.01 and a 12-month high of $45.61. The stock has a market cap of $4,401.81, a P/E ratio of 32.37, a P/E/G ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 1.26.
The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by ($0.01). The Hain Celestial Group had a return on equity of 8.03% and a net margin of 2.73%. The company had revenue of $708.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $697.39 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.14 earnings per share. The Hain Celestial Group’s revenue was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that The Hain Celestial Group will post 1.67 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a research note on Friday, November 17th. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Loop Capital reduced their target price on shares of The Hain Celestial Group to $38.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of The Hain Celestial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The Hain Celestial Group currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $41.31.
In related news, SVP Michael B. Mcguinness purchased 3,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $34.58 per share, for a total transaction of $121,030.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the senior vice president now owns 55,131 shares in the company, valued at $1,906,429.98. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO James M. Langrock purchased 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was bought at an average price of $34.40 per share, with a total value of $172,000.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 59,233 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,037,615.20. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have acquired 68,500 shares of company stock worth $2,352,730. 12.34% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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The 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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