Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Ambev (ABEV) Share Price

News stories about Ambev (NYSE:ABEV) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ambev earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7795829136331 out of 100, meaning 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’s scoring:

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Shares of ABEV stock traded down $0.16 on Monday, hitting $7.11. The stock had a trading volume of 11,401,760 shares, compared to its average volume of 19,002,543. The company has a market capitalization of $114,147.01, a PE ratio of 30.91 and a beta of 0.59. The company has a current ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. Ambev has a 52-week low of $5.30 and a 52-week high of $7.43.

Ambev (NYSE:ABEV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.10 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $4.63 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.55 billion. Ambev had a net margin of 15.68% and a return on equity of 24.16%. equities research analysts predict that Ambev will post 0.29 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 5th. Investors of record on Friday, February 2nd were issued a $0.0215 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 1st. Ambev’s dividend payout ratio is presently 65.22%.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Ambev from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Monday, March 5th. UBS upgraded shares of Ambev from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ambev from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.83.

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About Ambev

Ambev SA, formerly Inbev Participacoes Societarias SA, is a Brazil-based company engaged in the brewing sector. The Company produces and sells beer, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and other non-alcoholic and non-carbonated (NANC) beverages across the Americas. The Company’s activities are divided into three segments: Latin America North, including sell of beer, CSD and NANC drinks in Brazil, as well as operations in Dominican Republic, Saint Vincent, Antigua, Dominica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Cuba; Latin America South, distributing products in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia, and Canada, represented by Labatt’s operations, which comprises sales in Canada.

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