News articles about Bunge (NYSE:BG) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bunge earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.72391271427 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on BG shares. TheStreet lowered shares of Bunge from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Vertical Group lowered shares of Bunge from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Robert W. Baird started coverage on shares of Bunge in a report on Monday, September 11th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $77.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Bunge from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $86.00 price target on shares of Bunge and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $81.86.

Shares of Bunge (BG) traded up $0.70 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $69.63. 988,088 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,320,100. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 1.60. Bunge has a 52-week low of $63.87 and a 52-week high of $83.75. The stock has a market cap of $9,790.00, a P/E ratio of 21.29, a P/E/G ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 1.05.

Bunge (NYSE:BG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 by ($0.04). Bunge had a return on equity of 6.68% and a net margin of 1.06%. The firm had revenue of $11.42 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $11.87 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.73 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Bunge will post 2.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be given a $0.46 dividend. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.64%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 15th. Bunge’s payout ratio is currently 56.27%.

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About Bunge

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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