Media headlines about Coca-Cola European Partners (NYSE:CCE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Coca-Cola European Partners earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.4879421760948 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
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Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) Lowered to “Sell” at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) $3.69 Billion in Sales Expected for Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) to Post $0.81 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Contrast: Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (COKE) (americanbankingnews.com) Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of CCE traded down $0.51 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $37.88. The stock had a trading volume of 705,278 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,496,087. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.79. The company has a market cap of $18.60 billion, a PE ratio of 15.85, a P/E/G ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.76. Coca-Cola European Partners has a 1-year low of $36.17 and a 1-year high of $44.75.
Coca-Cola European Partners (NYSE:CCE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.01. Coca-Cola European Partners had a return on equity of 15.52% and a net margin of 5.70%. The business had revenue of $2.38 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.45 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.31 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Coca-Cola European Partners will post 2.77 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 29th. Investors of record on Monday, May 14th will be issued a $0.3195 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 11th. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.37%. Coca-Cola European Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 53.56%.
A number of research firms have issued reports on CCE. Zacks Investment Research raised Coca-Cola European Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. Goldman Sachs upgraded Coca-Cola European Partners from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 17th. Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on Coca-Cola European Partners in a report on Monday, March 26th. They set an “overweight” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of Coca-Cola European Partners in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Coca-Cola European Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $43.88.
Coca-Cola European Partners Company Profile
Coca-Cola European Partners plc, together with its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and markets a range of nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages. The company offers water, juice, isotonic, sparkling flavor and energy drink, and other products. It provides its products primarily under the Coca-Cola, Fanta, and Monster brands, as well as Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Vio, Royal Bliss, Honest, and GLACAU Smartwater brands.