News headlines about Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Coca-Cola European Partners PLC earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.5146100110463 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price (up from $46.00) on shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC in a report on Monday, August 14th. Barclays PLC set a $47.00 target price on shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, August 13th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 target price (up from $44.00) on shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC in a report on Friday, August 11th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC in a report on Thursday, August 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $44.75.

Shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (CCE) traded down 0.21% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $43.67. 759,692 shares of the stock traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average is $43.21 and its 200 day moving average is $39.88. Coca-Cola European Partners PLC has a 52-week low of $30.55 and a 52-week high of $44.75. The firm has a market cap of $21.15 billion, a PE ratio of 23.27 and a beta of 0.96.

Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.10. Coca-Cola European Partners PLC had a net margin of 6.93% and a return on equity of 15.52%. The business had revenue of $3.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.77 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.56 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Coca-Cola European Partners PLC will post $2.55 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 11th. Investors of record on Monday, August 28th will be given a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 24th. This is a boost from Coca-Cola European Partners PLC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.29%. Coca-Cola European Partners PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 56.50%.

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About Coca-Cola European Partners PLC

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc (CCE) markets, produces and distributes nonalcoholic beverages. The Company serves customers across Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The Company’s segments include Europe and Corporate. CCE is The Coca-Cola Company’s strategic bottling partner in Western Europe.

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