Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Weis Markets (WMK) Stock Price

Headlines about Weis Markets (NYSE:WMK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Weis Markets earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 44.4937952983451 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Weis Markets (NYSE WMK) opened at $38.14 on Thursday. Weis Markets has a 52 week low of $31.26 and a 52 week high of $66.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,011.10, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.57 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a quick ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 26th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 12th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 9th. Weis Markets’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 42.70%.

Separately, TheStreet downgraded Weis Markets from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th.

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About Weis Markets

Weis Markets, Inc is engaged principally in the retail sale of food in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The Company’s retail food stores sell groceries, dairy products, frozen foods, meats, seafood, fresh produce, floral, pharmacy services, deli products, prepared foods, bakery products, beer and wine, fuel and general merchandise items, such as health and beauty care and household products.

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