Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Bemis Company, Inc.'s Forward Price to Earnings Reaches (NYSE:BMS) 14.32


The Global Endowment Management Lp holds 203,600 shares with $3.55 million value, up from 140,300 last quarter. The stock had a trading volume of 727,008 shares, compared to its average volume of 599,147. It has underperformed by 10.35% the S&P500.

Jeffrey Smith increased its stake in Bemis Inc (BMS) by 42% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The ratio improved, as 126 active investment managers opened new and increased stock positions, while 142 trimmed and sold stakes in Bemis Co Inc. Starboard Value Lp who had been investing in Bemis Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.07 billion market cap company. Bemis has $4.06 billion MC.

Shares of BMS traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $44.53. About 15,605 shares traded. (NYSE:BMS) will announce earnings of $0.59 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. It has underperformed by 22.91% the S&P500. Bemis Company, Inc. has a 12-month low of $40.60 and a 12-month high of $50.47. (NYSE:BMS). 131,800 were reported by Mackenzie Financial. Therefore 24% are positive. Bemis Company Inc. had 56 analyst reports since September 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. This signal may indicate if the Buy or Sell is weakening or gaining strength, or if the Hold is leaning towards a Buy or Sell. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, December 20 by Deutsche Bank. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Bank of America downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Friday, October 28 report. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Bemis from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. (NYSE:BMS) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Jefferies. On Monday, October 30 Barclays Capital maintained the shares of BMS in report with "Overweight" rating.

BMS has been the topic of a number of analyst reports.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q4. It has change of 0.14, from 2017Q3's 0.75. The ratio is positive due to BMS positioning: 37 sold and 105 reduced. 42 funds amassed holdings and 84 increased holdings.

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Bemis Company, Inc manufactures and sells packaging products in the United States, Brazil, other Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. (NYSE:BMS). State Street stated it has 7.23M shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Winfield Assoc stated it has 0% in Bemis Company, Inc. Murphy Pohlad Asset Limited Liability Corporation holds 22,464 shares. Alps Advsrs Inc owns 18,977 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. 166,949 were reported by Meristem Ltd Liability Partnership.

For a total of 51,312 shares it reduced its holding in Perrigo Plc (NYSE:PRGO) by 43,986 shares in the quarter, and has cut its stake in Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY). Community Bancorp Na invested in 14,872 shares. Coastline Company holds 0.38% of its portfolio in Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE:BMS) is noted at -14.54. Eaton Vance Management accumulated 181,159 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.37% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). (NYSE:BMS) to "Underperform" rating. Argyle has 26,165 shares for 0.47% of their portfolio.

Analysts await Bemis Company, Inc. They expect $0.28 earnings per share, up 12.00% or $0.03 from last year's $0.25 per share. BMS's profit will be $53.67M for 18.87 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. The industrial products company reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.02.

Rowland & Company Investment Counsel increased Vanguard Total Stock Market Etf (VTI) stake by 89 shares to 4,607 valued at $633.91M in 2017Q4. Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. It increased, as 29 investors sold SHLD shares while 18 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 457 raised stakes. Investors holded 64.94 million in 2017Q3 but now own 64.69 million shares or 0.37% less. Security Comml Bank Of So Dak, a Iowa-based fund reported 27,395 shares. Mastrapasqua Asset has 16,635 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Lc owns 0.27% invested in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) for 116,860 shares. Campbell Newman Asset Inc accumulated 34,449 shares or 0.36% of the stock. Massachusetts-based Moors Cabot has invested 0.91% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Panagora Asset reported 0% stake. British Columbia Invest Mngmt has invested 0.42% of its portfolio in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY). Beck Mack & Oliver Limited Liability Co invested in 0.05% or 25,148 shares. Private Trust Na holds 0.44% or 43,585 shares. (NYSE:BMS). 4 were accumulated by Thompson Siegel & Walmsley. (NYSE:BMS). First Republic Inv Mgmt invested in 7,936 shares. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Franco-Nevada Corp had 36 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating by William Blair given on Friday, September 15. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Neutral" on Wednesday, March 9. On Monday, October 23 the stock of Bemis Company, Inc. The company was upgraded on Friday, June 23 by BMO Capital Markets. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $48.08.

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