Headlines about Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Coca-Cola European Partners PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1547828959136 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE CCE) traded up 0.48% during trading on Monday, hitting $41.82. The stock had a trading volume of 892,582 shares. Coca-Cola European Partners PLC has a 12 month low of $30.55 and a 12 month high of $44.75. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $42.41 and a 200-day moving average of $40.71. The stock has a market cap of $20.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.71 and a beta of 0.94.

Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $0.74 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $3.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.77 billion. Coca-Cola European Partners PLC had a net margin of 6.93% and a return on equity of 15.52%. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.56 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Coca-Cola European Partners PLC will post $2.55 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 11th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 28th were given a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 24th. This is an increase from Coca-Cola European Partners PLC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. Coca-Cola European Partners PLC’s payout ratio is currently 56.50%.

CCE has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Macquarie initiated coverage on shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC in a report on Thursday, September 14th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $46.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC in a report on Thursday, September 14th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, September 11th. BidaskClub cut Coca-Cola European Partners PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Finally, UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective (up from $46.00) on shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC in a research report on Monday, August 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $45.22.

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Coca-Cola European Partners PLC Company Profile

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc (CCE) markets, produces and distributes nonalcoholic beverages. The Company serves customers across Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The Company’s segments include Europe and Corporate. CCE is The Coca-Cola Company’s strategic bottling partner in Western Europe.

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