Media headlines about Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hostess Brands earned a news impact score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 47.3617912286913 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) traded up $0.12 on Wednesday, hitting $13.05. 931,486 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,407,228. Hostess Brands has a 1-year low of $11.00 and a 1-year high of $17.18. The company has a current ratio of 2.18, a quick ratio of 1.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77.

Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.01. Hostess Brands had a net margin of 2.58% and a return on equity of 1.16%. The company had revenue of $192.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $198.42 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Hostess Brands will post 0.6 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have commented on TWNK shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of Hostess Brands in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of Hostess Brands in a report on Monday, September 25th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $14.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Hostess Brands from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. J P Morgan Chase & Co started coverage on shares of Hostess Brands in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $15.00 target price on the stock. Finally, UBS AG started coverage on shares of Hostess Brands in a research note on Monday, July 31st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $16.00 target price on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $16.25.

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About Hostess Brands

Hostess Brands, Inc, a packaged food company, focuses on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing fresh sweet baked goods in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Sweet Baked Goods and Other. Its principal product lines include Twinkies, Zingers, Donettes, coffee cakes, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, Ding Dongs, honey buns, fruit pies, Sno Balls, mini muffins, Chocodiles, Ho Hos, brownies, Suzy Qs, bread and buns, danishes, jumbo muffins, iced cookies, eclairs, and madeleines.

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