Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Andersons (ANDE) Stock Price

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News headlines about Andersons (NASDAQ:ANDE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Andersons earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.4627638624352 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

ANDE has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded Andersons from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Andersons from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut Andersons from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 1st. TheStreet cut Andersons from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, May 7th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets decreased their price target on Andersons from $38.00 to $36.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $35.50.

Shares of Andersons traded down $0.25, hitting $34.90, during mid-day trading on Thursday, Marketbeat.com reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 710 shares, compared to its average volume of 128,556. Andersons has a 52-week low of $29.60 and a 52-week high of $38.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 0.44. The stock has a market capitalization of $983.42 million, a P/E ratio of 30.43 and a beta of 1.19.

Andersons (NASDAQ:ANDE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 7th. The basic materials company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by ($0.14). Andersons had a return on equity of 4.29% and a net margin of 1.23%. The business had revenue of $635.74 million during the quarter. analysts anticipate that Andersons will post 1.75 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 23rd. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 2nd will be paid a $0.165 dividend. This represents a $0.66 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.89%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 29th. Andersons’s dividend payout ratio is currently 57.39%.

About Andersons

The Andersons, Inc, an agriculture company, operates in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient, and rail sectors in the United States and internationally. The company's Grain segment operates grain elevators; stores grains; and provides grain marketing, risk management, and corn origination services to its customers and affiliated ethanol facilities.

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