Freshpet (FRPT) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.12

News headlines about Freshpet (NASDAQ:FRPT) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Freshpet earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1939705226366 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

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NASDAQ FRPT traded down $0.05 on Tuesday, reaching $18.65. The stock had a trading volume of 15,068 shares, compared to its average volume of 223,102. Freshpet has a 1-year low of $11.00 and a 1-year high of $20.85. The firm has a market cap of $637.77, a price-to-earnings ratio of -154.17 and a beta of 1.69.

Freshpet (NASDAQ:FRPT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, March 5th. The company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.07 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $40.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $41.14 million. Freshpet had a negative net margin of 2.73% and a negative return on equity of 3.85%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 19.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.04 earnings per share. research analysts expect that Freshpet will post -0.01 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages have commented on FRPT. ValuEngine raised Freshpet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. BidaskClub lowered Freshpet from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Freshpet from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, March 12th. Imperial Capital reaffirmed an “in-line” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective (up from $16.50) on shares of Freshpet in a report on Friday, March 9th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Freshpet in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Freshpet presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.71.

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About Freshpet

Freshpet, Inc manufactures and markets natural fresh products, refrigerated meals, and treats for dogs and cats in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company sells its products under the Freshpet brand; and Dognation and Dog Joy labels through various classes of retail, including grocery, mass, club, pet specialty, and natural, as well as online.

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