Headlines about J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news 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. J & J Snack Foods earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.4196520439503 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

J & J Snack Foods (JJSF) traded up $2.20 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $150.71. The stock had a trading volume of 120,736 shares, compared to its average volume of 56,781. The company has a market capitalization of $2,812.85, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.88 and a beta of 0.81. J & J Snack Foods has a 52 week low of $121.20 and a 52 week high of $154.02.

J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $316.73 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $287.91 million. J & J Snack Foods had a return on equity of 11.91% and a net margin of 7.30%. The business’s revenue was up 20.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.10 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that J & J Snack Foods will post 4.45 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 4th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th will be given a dividend of $0.45 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 12th. This is an increase from J & J Snack Foods’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.19%. J & J Snack Foods’s payout ratio is currently 42.86%.

JJSF has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised J & J Snack Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Jefferies Group set a $125.00 target price on J & J Snack Foods and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th.

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About J & J Snack Foods

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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