Media coverage about Prestige Brand Holdings (NYSE:PBH) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Prestige Brand Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.6709421063362 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Prestige Brand Holdings (NYSE:PBH) traded down $3.89 during trading on Friday, reaching $42.99. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 952,723 shares, compared to its average volume of 526,370. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.34, a current ratio of 2.06 and a quick ratio of 1.36.

Prestige Brand Holdings (NYSE:PBH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $258.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $267.12 million. Prestige Brand Holdings had a net margin of 11.03% and a return on equity of 15.32%. The business’s revenue was up 19.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.63 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Prestige Brand Holdings will post 2.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently commented on PBH shares. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and issued a $61.00 target price on shares of Prestige Brand Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. DA Davidson set a $79.00 target price on Prestige Brand Holdings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Prestige Brand Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 target price on shares of Prestige Brand Holdings in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Prestige Brand Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Prestige Brand Holdings presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $63.43.

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In other Prestige Brand Holdings news, SVP Jean A. Boyko sold 12,876 shares of Prestige Brand Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.12, for a total transaction of $671,097.12. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 26,566 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,384,619.92. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.98% of the company’s stock.

Prestige Brand Holdings Company Profile

Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc is engaged in the marketing, sales and distribution of over-the-counter healthcare and household cleaning products. The Company operates through three segments: North American Over-the-Counter (OTC) Healthcare; International Over-the-Counter Healthcare, and Household Cleaning.

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