Press coverage about Bemis (NYSE:BMS) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bemis earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.6909696651173 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Bemis (BMS) traded up $0.30 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $47.27. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 498,562 shares, compared to its average volume of 653,742. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a current ratio of 1.80. The company has a market capitalization of $4,290.00, a P/E ratio of 19.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.84 and a beta of 0.96. Bemis has a 12-month low of $40.60 and a 12-month high of $51.98.

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $1.04 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.02 billion. Bemis had a return on equity of 17.83% and a net margin of 4.84%. The business’s revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.75 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Bemis will post 2.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.54%. Bemis’s dividend payout ratio is 56.87%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. TheStreet upgraded Bemis from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Bemis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Bemis in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of Bemis in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $47.00 price objective (down from $49.00) on shares of Bemis in a report on Thursday, September 14th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold 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 target price of $48.60.

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Bemis Company Profile

Bemis Company, Inc is a manufacturer of packaging products. The Company operates through two segments: U.S. Packaging and Global Packaging. The U.S. Packaging segment represents all food, consumer, and industrial products packaging-related manufacturing operations located in the United States. The Global Packaging segment includes all packaging-related manufacturing operations located outside of the United States, as well as global medical device and pharmaceutical packaging-related manufacturing operations.

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