Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Fresh Del Monte Produce (FDP) Share Price

Media coverage about Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE:FDP) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fresh Del Monte Produce earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.268164635981 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE FDP) traded up $0.57 on Thursday, reaching $45.92. 460,734 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 260,879. Fresh Del Monte Produce has a 52-week low of $43.02 and a 52-week high of $66.86. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,305.80, a PE ratio of 16.92 and a beta of 0.40. The company has a current ratio of 2.64, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15.

Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE:FDP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by ($0.62). Fresh Del Monte Produce had a net margin of 3.40% and a return on equity of 7.62%. The company had revenue of $952.70 million during the quarter. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.17 earnings per share. Fresh Del Monte Produce’s revenue was up .3% compared to the same quarter last year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.31%. Fresh Del Monte Produce’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 22.06%.

In related news, VP Mohammed Abbas sold 4,366 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.38, for a total value of $206,861.08. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,366 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $206,861.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Marissa R. Tenazas sold 1,219 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.94, for a total transaction of $57,219.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 6,606 shares of company stock valued at $312,139. 36.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Fresh Del Monte Produce Company Profile

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in sourcing, transportation and marketing of fresh and fresh-cut produce together with prepared food products in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Its operations are aggregated into business segments on the basis of its products: bananas, other fresh produce and prepared food.

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