Media stories about Prestige Brand (NYSE:PBH) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Prestige Brand earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.721873579385 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
Prestige Brand (NYSE PBH) traded down $0.38 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $46.48. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 438,908 shares, compared to its average volume of 426,623. The stock has a market cap of $2,482.22, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.34, a P/E/G ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 1.20. Prestige Brand has a 52 week low of $40.11 and a 52 week high of $59.63. The company has a current ratio of 2.06, a quick ratio of 1.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.34.
Prestige Brand (NYSE:PBH) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $258.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $267.12 million. Prestige Brand had a return on equity of 15.32% and a net margin of 11.03%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.63 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Prestige Brand will post 2.62 earnings per share for the current year.
Several brokerages recently weighed in on PBH. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 price target on shares of Prestige Brand in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $118.00 price target on shares of Prestige Brand in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. TD Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 price objective on shares of Prestige Brand in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Prestige Brand from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, William Blair upgraded Prestige Brand from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Prestige Brand presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $77.75.
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About Prestige Brand
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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