J & J Snack Foods (JJSF) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. J & J Snack Foods earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.9807977059271 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) opened at $148.37 on Friday. J & J Snack Foods has a 12 month low of $121.20 and a 12 month high of $154.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,810.43, a PE ratio of 35.85 and a beta of 0.81.

J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.04. J & J Snack Foods had a return on equity of 13.36% and a net margin of 7.69%. The firm had revenue of $316.73 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $287.91 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.10 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that J & J Snack Foods will post 4.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 4th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.45 per share. This is a boost from J & J Snack Foods’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.21%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 12th. J & J Snack Foods’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 40.00%.

A number of research firms have weighed in on JJSF. Zacks Investment Research downgraded J & J Snack Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 18th. Jefferies Group set a $130.00 price target on J & J Snack Foods and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th.

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J & J Snack Foods Company Profile

J & J Snack Foods Corp. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of a range of snack foods and beverages for the food service and retail supermarket industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Food Service, Retail Supermarkets and Frozen Beverages. Its portfolio of products includes soft pretzels, frozen beverages, frozen juice treats and desserts, stuffed sandwiches, burritos, churros, fruit pies, funnel cakes, cookies and bakery goods, and other snack foods and drinks.

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