Media stories about John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Bean Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.336746736823 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on JBT. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of John Bean Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Bank of America cut shares of John Bean Technologies from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $104.86.

John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT) opened at $111.90 on Friday. John Bean Technologies has a 12 month low of $80.70 and a 12 month high of $120.55. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91. The stock has a market cap of $3,530.00, a P/E ratio of 40.54, a P/E/G ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 1.35.

John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The industrial products company reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.04. John Bean Technologies had a net margin of 5.41% and a return on equity of 25.51%. The company had revenue of $420.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $414.17 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.69 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 20.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that John Bean Technologies will post 3.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Monday, December 18th were paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 15th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.36%. John Bean Technologies’s dividend payout ratio is currently 14.49%.

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John Bean Technologies Company Profile

John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT) is a technology solutions provider to the segments of the food and beverage industry with focus on proteins, liquid foods and automated system solutions. It operates through two segments: JBT FoodTech and JBT AeroTech. The JBT FoodTech segment designs, manufactures and services technologically food processing systems used for fruit juice production, frozen food production, in-container food production, automated systems and convenience food preparation by the food industry.

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