News articles about Andersons (NASDAQ:ANDE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Andersons earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.8266042763042 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Andersons from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Buckingham Research lowered shares of Andersons from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reduced their price target on shares of Andersons from $39.00 to $34.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $34.50.

Andersons (NASDAQ:ANDE) opened at $34.65 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $955.60, a PE ratio of -57.75 and a beta of 1.29. Andersons has a 12-month low of $29.60 and a 12-month high of $41.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50, a current ratio of 1.36 and a quick ratio of 0.56.

Andersons (NASDAQ:ANDE) last announced its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by ($0.07). Andersons had a positive return on equity of 3.91% and a negative net margin of 0.45%. The company had revenue of $836.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $899.95 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.06 earnings per share. Andersons’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Andersons will post 0.89 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 23rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were given a dividend of $0.165 per share. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.90%. This is a positive change from Andersons’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 29th. Andersons’s dividend payout ratio is presently -110.00%.

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About Andersons

The Andersons, Inc is a diversified company. The Company conducts business across North America in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient and rail sectors. The Company also produces turf and cob products. The Company operates through segments, including Grain, Ethanol, Rail and Plant Nutrient. Its Grain business operates grain elevators in various states in the United States Corn Belt.

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