Press coverage about Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kraft Heinz earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.7874210474563 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

KHC has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kraft Heinz from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, December 18th. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price objective on shares of Kraft Heinz from $96.00 to $82.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Kraft Heinz from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Citigroup decreased their target price on shares of Kraft Heinz from $90.00 to $82.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded shares of Kraft Heinz from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $92.00 to $90.00 in a research report on Friday, October 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kraft Heinz presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $92.90.

Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ KHC) traded up $0.42 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $78.84. 769,228 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,671,385. The stock has a market capitalization of $96,734.17, a PE ratio of 24.53, a P/E/G ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.45. The company has a quick ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. Kraft Heinz has a twelve month low of $75.21 and a twelve month high of $97.77.

Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.83. Kraft Heinz had a net margin of 15.03% and a return on equity of 7.49%. The company had revenue of $6.31 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.33 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.83 EPS. Kraft Heinz’s revenue was up .7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Kraft Heinz will post 3.61 earnings per share for the current year.

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Kraft Heinz Company Profile

The Kraft Heinz Company is a food and beverage company. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of food and beverage products, including condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee and other grocery products. The Company’s segments include the United States, Canada and Europe.

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