Darling Ingredients (NYSE:DAR) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about Darling Ingredients (NYSE:DAR) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Darling Ingredients earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 43.1212078265935 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Darling Ingredients (NYSE DAR) traded up $0.41 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $19.15. The company had a trading volume of 1,261,126 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,045,133. The company has a quick ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79. Darling Ingredients has a one year low of $11.51 and a one year high of $19.16. The company has a market capitalization of $3,110.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 50.39 and a beta of 1.52.

Darling Ingredients (NYSE:DAR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by ($0.01). Darling Ingredients had a net margin of 1.76% and a return on equity of 2.96%. The firm had revenue of $937.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $870.50 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.17 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Darling Ingredients will post 0.24 EPS for the current year.

DAR has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Darling Ingredients in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Darling Ingredients in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Darling Ingredients from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $19.00 to $18.00 in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Darling Ingredients from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Roth Capital set a $20.00 price objective on Darling Ingredients and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $19.33.

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About Darling Ingredients

Darling Ingredients Inc (Darling) is a developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy and fertilizer industries.

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