Media coverage about Coca-Cola European Partners (NYSE:CCE) has been trending neutral recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Coca-Cola European Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media headlines about the company an news buzz score of 1 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Coca-Cola European Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 18th. Susquehanna Bancshares upgraded Coca-Cola European Partners from a “negative” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, September 14th. Wells Fargo & Co upgraded Coca-Cola European Partners from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, September 14th. UBS Group upgraded Coca-Cola European Partners to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, September 14th. Finally, Macquarie set a $52.00 price target on Coca-Cola European Partners and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 14th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $47.29.

CCE traded down $0.92 on Tuesday, hitting $47.62. 1,851,612 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,982,080. Coca-Cola European Partners has a 12 month low of $36.17 and a 12 month high of $46.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $22.63 billion, a PE ratio of 19.92, a PEG ratio of 2.11 and a beta of 0.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a current ratio of 1.01.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 20th. Investors of record on Friday, November 9th were issued a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 8th. Coca-Cola European Partners’s payout ratio is presently 23.43%.

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About Coca-Cola European Partners

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 GLACÉAU Smartwater brands.

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