SunOpta (STKL) Receives Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.10

News stories about SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL) (TSE:SOY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SunOpta earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.5536035170548 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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Several equities analysts recently issued reports on STKL shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of SunOpta from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of SunOpta from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of SunOpta from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. SunOpta currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.17.

NASDAQ STKL traded down $0.05 on Tuesday, hitting $7.45. The stock had a trading volume of 15,945 shares, compared to its average volume of 255,156. The company has a current ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 0.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. SunOpta has a 52-week low of $6.27 and a 52-week high of $10.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $646.70, a P/E ratio of -53.21 and a beta of 1.31.

SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL) (TSE:SOY) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported ($0.10) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.07) by ($0.03). SunOpta had a negative return on equity of 3.73% and a negative net margin of 10.57%. The firm had revenue of $292.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $291.04 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.08) earnings per share. SunOpta’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that SunOpta will post -0.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider George Miketa purchased 25,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 15th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $7.25 per share, with a total value of $184,875.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Richard Dean Hollis purchased 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 1st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $7.02 per share, for a total transaction of $175,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 102,391 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $718,784.82. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 54,000 shares of company stock worth $385,190 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 1.88% of the company’s stock.

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About SunOpta

Sunopta Inc is a Canada-based company, which operates businesses focused on a healthy products portfolio. It operates through the following segments: Global Ingredients and Consumer Products. The Global Ingredients segment aggregates its North American and international raw material sourcing and supply operating segments focused on the procurement, processing and sale of specialty and organic grains, seeds, fruits, grain- and cocoa-based ingredients, and other commodities.

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