Press coverage about National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Beverage earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5060716865436 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several analysts have recently issued reports on FIZZ shares. UBS Group raised shares of National Beverage from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “sell” rating on shares of National Beverage in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Susquehanna Bancshares raised shares of National Beverage from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $108.00 to $150.00 in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of National Beverage from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $94.00.
Shares of National Beverage (FIZZ) traded up $1.98 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $107.41. 251,133 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 291,109. National Beverage has a one year low of $45.89 and a one year high of $129.82. The stock has a market cap of $5,005.41, a PE ratio of 39.93 and a beta of 0.55.
National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 7th. The company reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.68 by $0.04. National Beverage had a net margin of 13.80% and a return on equity of 54.30%. The firm had revenue of $244.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $239.11 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.53 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 20.1% on a year-over-year basis.
National Beverage Company Profile
National Beverage Corp. is a holding company. The Company develops, produces, markets and sells a diverse portfolio of flavored beverage products primarily in North America. The Company’s brands consist of beverages geared to the active and health-conscious consumer (Power+ Brands), including sparkling waters, energy drinks and juices, and carbonated soft drinks in a range of flavors, including regular, sugar-free and reduced calorie options.
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