News headlines about McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. McCormick & Company, Incorporated earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1729198137088 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC) traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $101.01. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 572,724 shares, compared to its average volume of 727,900. The company has a current ratio of 0.95, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.86. The company has a market capitalization of $13,250.00, a PE ratio of 27.98, a PEG ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 0.53. McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a twelve month low of $90.25 and a twelve month high of $106.50.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.52 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This is a boost from McCormick & Company, Incorporated’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.06%. McCormick & Company, Incorporated’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 57.62%.

A number of brokerages recently commented on MKC. Jefferies Group set a $115.00 target price on McCormick & Company, Incorporated and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, October 7th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $103.00 target price (up from $95.00) on shares of McCormick & Company, Incorporated in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Credit Suisse Group set a $115.00 target price on McCormick & Company, Incorporated and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Citigroup raised their target price on McCormick & Company, Incorporated from $100.00 to $108.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised McCormick & Company, Incorporated from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $114.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $106.67.

In other McCormick & Company, Incorporated news, Director Michael D. Mangan sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $99.50, for a total transaction of $497,500.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 18,825 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,873,087.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Maritza Gomez Montiel sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $96.26, for a total value of $240,650.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 15.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About McCormick & Company, Incorporated

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is engaged in manufacturing, marketing and distributing spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the food industry, including retailers, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. The Company’s segments include consumer and industrial. The Company is involved in the manufacturing and sales of flavorful products.

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