Media coverage about Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Newell Brands earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5648237652594 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Newell Brands (NWL) traded up $0.09 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $26.59. 9,439,771 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 11,470,273. The firm has a market capitalization of $13,031.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.72, a PEG ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 0.88. Newell Brands has a twelve month low of $23.85 and a twelve month high of $55.08. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70.

Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 16th. The company reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $3.74 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.69 billion. Newell Brands had a net margin of 18.65% and a return on equity of 10.47%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.80 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Newell Brands will post 2.7 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.23 per share. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.46%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. Newell Brands’s payout ratio is 16.34%.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets lowered their target price on shares of Newell Brands to $25.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Newell Brands from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. TheStreet lowered shares of Newell Brands from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Bank of America lowered shares of Newell Brands from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Newell Brands from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.50.

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About Newell Brands

Newell Brands Inc is a marketer of consumer and commercial products. The Company’s segments include Writing, Home Solutions, Commercial Products, Baby & Parenting, Branded Consumables, Consumer Solutions, Outdoor Solutions and Process Solutions. Its products are marketed under a portfolio of brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, Expo, Parker, Elmer’s, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Mr.

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