Weis Markets (WMK) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Weis Markets (NYSE:WMK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 43.5780427330087 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Weis Markets (NYSE WMK) opened at $38.18 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1,026.97, a PE ratio of 13.59 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. Weis Markets has a 1-year low of $31.26 and a 1-year high of $66.14.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 12th will be issued a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 9th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.14%. Weis Markets’s dividend payout ratio is currently 42.70%.

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

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Weis Markets Company Profile

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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