News headlines about Farmer Brothers (NASDAQ:FARM) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Farmer Brothers earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 43.7289682555454 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- HOPEWELL: More than 100 acres of farmland preserved by D&R Greenway (centraljersey.com)
- Kovar Brothers passion for music began young (columbustelegram.com)
- Riggs Beer Company makes final steps to become solar powered (dailyillini.com)
- For Williams family, Heifer Farm is part of history – and future (telegram.com)
- American university names UPC’s Kamure ‘Farmer of the Year 2017’ (monitor.co.ug)
Farmer Brothers (NASDAQ FARM) remained flat at $$32.45 during trading hours on Thursday. 44,300 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 66,031. Farmer Brothers has a one year low of $28.75 and a one year high of $37.35. The company has a market capitalization of $547.41, a PE ratio of 24.96 and a beta of 0.45.
FARM has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Farmer Brothers from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. TheStreet raised Farmer Brothers from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $38.50 target price on shares of Farmer Brothers in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Farmer Brothers from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $36.75.
In other Farmer Brothers news, Director Randy E. Clark bought 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $32.00 per share, for a total transaction of $96,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 14,316 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $458,112. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Charles F. Marcy bought 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $33.69 per share, with a total value of $33,690.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 4,577 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $154,199.13. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have bought 6,000 shares of company stock valued at $192,590 and have sold 40,764 shares valued at $1,319,029. 9.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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About Farmer Brothers
Farmer Bros. Co is a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products. The Company offers private brand and consumer-branded coffee products to small independent restaurants and foodservice operators, and institutional buyers. Its product line includes organic, Direct Trade, Direct Trade Verified Sustainable (DTVS) coffees and other coffees, iced and hot teas, cappuccino, spices, and baking/biscuit mixes.
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