Press coverage about Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) has trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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. Sealed Air Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 66 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Bank of America Corporation cut Sealed Air Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $43.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, May 9th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Sealed Air Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, March 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sealed Air Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Robert W. Baird restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Sealed Air Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Sealed Air Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sealed Air Corporation has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.64.

Shares of Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE SEE) opened at 46.05 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $44.38 and its 200 day moving average price is $45.68. Sealed Air Corporation has a 12-month low of $41.74 and a 12-month high of $50.62. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.47 and a beta of 1.17.

Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 9th. The industrial products company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.03. Sealed Air Corporation had a net margin of 5.48% and a return on equity of 85.72%. The company had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.58 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.50 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Sealed Air Corporation will post $1.79 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.39%. Sealed Air Corporation’s payout ratio is 36.99%.

In other Sealed Air Corporation news, insider Jerome A. Peribere bought 6,960 shares of Sealed Air Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 12th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $42.97 per share, for a total transaction of $299,071.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 199,000 shares in the company, valued at $8,551,030. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CAO William G. Stiehl sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.43, for a total value of $130,290.00. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 37,797 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,641,523.71. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.86% of the company’s stock.

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About Sealed Air Corporation

Sealed Air Corporation is engaged in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection business. The Company’s segments are Food Care, Diversey Care, Product Care and Other (includes Corporate, Medical Applications and New Ventures businesses). The Food Care segment focuses on providing a range of integrated system solutions.

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