News articles about Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.8564244824659 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) traded up $0.82 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $22.96. The stock had a trading volume of 112,211 shares, compared to its average volume of 462,391. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao has a 12-month low of $15.97 and a 12-month high of $25.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,894.09, a price-to-earnings ratio of 74.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 1.84. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26.

The company also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 22nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th were paid a dividend of $0.0968 per share. This is a positive change from Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao’s previous special dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 8th. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 103.23%.

A number of analysts have recently commented on CBD shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Credit Suisse Group raised Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, UBS Group raised Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $28.00.

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Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao Company Profile

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao, directly or through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the retail of food, clothing, home appliances, electronics and other items through its chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets, specialized stores and department stores principally under the trade names Pao de Acucar, Minuto Pao de Acucar, Extra Hiper, Extra Super, Minimercado Extra, Assai an the neighborhood shopping mall brand Conviva.

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