Headlines about Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pinnacle Foods earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.2371178719743 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Pinnacle Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. UBS restated a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective on shares of Pinnacle Foods in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Pinnacle Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on shares of Pinnacle Foods from $65.00 to $64.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Buckingham Research decreased their price objective on shares of Pinnacle Foods from $68.00 to $62.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Pinnacle Foods currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $64.25.

Shares of Pinnacle Foods (PF) traded down $0.77 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $57.46. 1,027,212 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,192,308. Pinnacle Foods has a one year low of $48.41 and a one year high of $66.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 1.80 and a quick ratio of 0.81. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,840.00, a PE ratio of 23.68, a P/E/G ratio of 2.78 and a beta of 0.31.

Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.58. Pinnacle Foods had a net margin of 5.65% and a return on equity of 14.63%. The company had revenue of $749.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $753.10 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.53 earnings per share. Pinnacle Foods’s quarterly revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Pinnacle Foods will post 2.55 EPS for the current year.

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About Pinnacle Foods

Pinnacle Foods Inc is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded food products in North America. The Company operates through four segments: Frozen segment, the Grocery segment, the Boulder segment and the Specialty segment. Its products are sold through supermarkets, grocery wholesalers and distributors, mass merchandisers, super centers, convenience stores, dollar stores, drug stores and warehouse clubs in the United States and Canada, as well as in military channels and foodservice locations.

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