News stories about SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL) (TSE:SOY) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SunOpta earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 48.0755086804671 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of SunOpta from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of SunOpta from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 19th. Finally, Citigroup upped their target price on shares of SunOpta from $9.00 to $10.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 19th.

Shares of SunOpta stock traded down $0.20 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $7.45. 3,077 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 255,294. The stock has a market capitalization of $666.79 million, a P/E ratio of -53.21 and a beta of 1.41. The company has a quick ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96. SunOpta has a fifty-two week low of $6.27 and a fifty-two week high of $9.65.

SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL) (TSE:SOY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 8th. The company reported ($0.06) EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.06). SunOpta had a negative net margin of 10.53% and a negative return on equity of 6.70%. The firm had revenue of $319.31 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $319.10 million. equities analysts anticipate that SunOpta will post -0.18 earnings per share for the current year.

SunOpta Company Profile

SunOpta Inc sources non-genetically modified (non-GMO) and organic ingredients; and manufactures food and beverage products in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and Ethiopia. The company operates through Global Ingredients and Consumer Products segments. The Global Ingredients segment offers organic fruit- and vegetable-based raw materials and ingredients, sweeteners, cocoa, coffees, ancient grains, nuts, seeds and pulses, and other organic food products; identity preserved, non-GMO, and organic seeds and grains, including soy, corn, and sunflower; and seed and grain-based animal feed, and pet food products.

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