News articles about J & J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ:JJSF) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. J & J Snack Foods Corp. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.548341420501 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- J&J Snack Foods buys Labriola Baking Company (just-food.com)
- J&J Snack Foods Picks Up Another Midwest Bakery (csnews.com)
- J & J Snack Foods : & Snack Foods Corp. Acquires Labriola(R) Baking Company (4-traders.com)
- J&J Snack Foods acquires Labriola (seekingalpha.com)
- J&J Snack Foods Corp. Acquires Labriola(R) Baking Company (feeds.benzinga.com)
J & J Snack Foods Corp. (JJSF) opened at 126.66 on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $130.31 and its 200-day moving average is $132.36. The stock has a market cap of $2.37 billion, a PE ratio of 31.59 and a beta of 0.72. J & J Snack Foods Corp. has a 52-week low of $102.81 and a 52-week high of $143.21.
J & J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ:JJSF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The company reported $1.34 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.15. J & J Snack Foods Corp. had a return on equity of 11.55% and a net margin of 7.33%. The company had revenue of $295.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $297.83 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.43 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that J & J Snack Foods Corp. will post $4.19 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 14th will be given a dividend of $0.42 per share. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 13th. J & J Snack Foods Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 41.90%.
J & J Snack Foods Corp. announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase program on Friday, August 4th that allows the company to repurchase 500,000 shares. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on JJSF. BidaskClub upgraded shares of J & J Snack Foods Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of J & J Snack Foods Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th.
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About J & J Snack Foods Corp.
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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