News articles about Bunge (NYSE:BG) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bunge earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.1406797173386 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of Bunge (BG) traded up $1.03 during trading on Friday, hitting $76.62. The company had a trading volume of 843,945 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,310,000. Bunge has a 52 week low of $63.87 and a 52 week high of $83.75. The company has a current ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. The company has a market cap of $10,770.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 86.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 1.13.

Bunge (NYSE:BG) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The basic materials company reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.48 by ($0.81). Bunge had a net margin of 0.35% and a return on equity of 4.32%. The business had revenue of $11.61 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.57 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.70 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Bunge will post 3.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, February 16th will be given a dividend of $0.46 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.40%. Bunge’s payout ratio is 206.74%.

A number of research firms have commented on BG. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $87.00 price target on shares of Bunge in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Vertical Group upgraded Bunge from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Credit Suisse Group set a $84.00 price target on Bunge and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Bunge in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Bunge from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $81.00.

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Bunge Company Profile

Bunge Limited is an agribusiness and food company with integrated operations that stretch from the farm field to consumer foods. The Company operates through five segments: Agribusiness, Edible Oil Products, Milling Products, Sugar and Bioenergy, and Fertilizer. Its Agribusiness segment is an integrated, global business involved in the purchase, storage, transport, processing and sale of agricultural commodities and commodity products.

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