Media headlines about Ambev (NYSE:ABEV) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ambev earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.5138501680537 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on ABEV shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ambev from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. Barclays PLC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Ambev in a research note on Sunday, July 30th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.16.

Shares of Ambev (NYSE ABEV) remained flat at $6.12 during midday trading on Monday. 21,934,055 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Ambev has a one year low of $4.70 and a one year high of $6.39. The stock has a market capitalization of $96.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.19 and a beta of 0.66. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $5.85 and its 200 day moving average price is $5.70.

Ambev (NYSE:ABEV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04. Ambev had a net margin of 27.14% and a return on equity of 23.24%. The firm had revenue of $3.20 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.33 billion. Analysts forecast that Ambev will post $0.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 28th were issued a dividend of $0.0493 per share. This is an increase from Ambev’s previous special dividend of $0.03. The ex-dividend date was Monday, June 26th. Ambev’s dividend payout ratio is presently 50.00%.

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About Ambev

Ambev SA, formerly Inbev Participacoes Societarias SA, is a Brazil-based company engaged in the brewing sector. The Company produces and sells beer, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and other non-alcoholic and non-carbonated (NANC) beverages across the Americas. The Company’s activities are divided into three segments: Latin America North, including sell of beer, CSD and NANC drinks in Brazil, as well as operations in Dominican Republic, Saint Vincent, Antigua, Dominica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Cuba; Latin America South, distributing products in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia, and Canada, represented by Labatt’s operations, which comprises sales in Canada.

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