Media stories about Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Newell Brands earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.7815270104812 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Newell Brands (NYSE NWL) traded up $0.11 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $30.59. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 10,558,971 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,723,910. The company has a current ratio of 1.46, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. The firm has a market cap of $14,992.16, a P/E ratio of 10.66, a PEG ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 1.10. Newell Brands has a 12-month low of $27.45 and a 12-month high of $55.08.

Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by ($0.06). The company had revenue of $3.68 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.71 billion. Newell Brands had a return on equity of 11.52% and a net margin of 8.34%. Newell Brands’s quarterly revenue was down 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.78 EPS. research analysts forecast that Newell Brands will post 2.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were issued a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.01%. Newell Brands’s payout ratio is presently 35.52%.

Newell Brands declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, September 26th that allows the company to repurchase $256.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 1.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Newell Brands in a report on Wednesday. They issued a “hold” rating and a $32.00 price objective for the company. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Newell Brands in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price objective on shares of Newell Brands from $45.00 to $32.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Newell Brands from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Newell Brands from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Newell Brands presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $46.73.

In other Newell Brands news, CEO Michael B. Polk bought 7,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The shares were bought at an average price of $28.22 per share, for a total transaction of $197,540.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 616,296 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,391,873.12. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 0.97% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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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