Press coverage about Prestige Brand Holdings (NYSE:PBH) has trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Prestige Brand Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1776496310851 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Prestige Brand Holdings (NYSE PBH) opened at 51.42 on Friday. Prestige Brand Holdings has a one year low of $44.64 and a one year high of $59.63. The stock has a market cap of $2.73 billion, a PE ratio of 25.39 and a beta of 1.18. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $51.96 and a 200-day moving average of $54.05.

Prestige Brand Holdings (NYSE:PBH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.63 by $0.03. Prestige Brand Holdings had a net margin of 11.70% and a return on equity of 16.06%. The firm had revenue of $256.57 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $255.64 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.59 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 22.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Prestige Brand Holdings will post $2.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on PBH shares. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on shares of Prestige Brand Holdings in a research note on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Prestige Brand Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. UBS AG raised shares of Prestige Brand Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised shares of Prestige Brand Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $55.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Prestige Brand Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $64.50.

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In other Prestige Brand Holdings news, SVP Jean A. Boyko sold 12,876 shares of Prestige Brand Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.12, for a total transaction of $671,097.12. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 26,566 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,384,619.92. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 0.98% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About Prestige Brand Holdings

Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc is engaged in the marketing, sales and distribution of over-the-counter healthcare and household cleaning products. The Company operates through three segments: North American Over-the-Counter (OTC) Healthcare; International Over-the-Counter Healthcare, and Household Cleaning.

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