NYSE:BMS - Bemis Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$47.26 -0.01 (-0.02 %)
(As of 12/11/2018 02:15 PM ET)
Previous Close$47.27
Today's Range$47.14 - $47.72
52-Week Range$40.86 - $53.00
Volume13,269 shs
Average Volume545,594 shs
Market Capitalization$4.37 billion
P/E Ratio19.77
Dividend Yield2.58%
Bemis Company, Inc. manufactures and sells packaging products in the United States, Brazil, other Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: U.S. Packaging, Latin America Packaging, and Rest of World Packaging. The company offers multilayer polymer, blown, and cast film structures; and injection molded plastic, thermoformed plastic, and folding carton packaging products. Its products are used to produce packaging for food, medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, electronics, and industrial applications. The company was formerly known as Bemis Bro. Bag Company and changed its name to Bemis Company, Inc. in 1965. Bemis Company, Inc. was founded in 1858 and is based in Neenah, Wisconsin.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Converted paper & paperboard products, except containers & box
Sub-IndustryPaper Packaging
SectorIndustrial Products
Current SymbolNYSE:BMS
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.21
Current Ratio1.78
Quick Ratio0.90


Trailing P/E Ratio19.77
Forward P/E Ratio16.94
P/E Growth2.35

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.05 billion
Price / Sales1.06
Cash Flow$6.3522 per share
Price / Cash Flow7.44
Book Value$13.23 per share
Price / Book3.57


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.39
Net Income$94 million
Net Margins2.72%
Return on Equity20.61%
Return on Assets6.73%


Outstanding Shares91,020,000
Market Cap$4.37 billion

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bemis' stock symbol?

Bemis trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BMS."

How often does Bemis pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Bemis?

Bemis declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.31 per share on Monday, December 3rd. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.62%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 14th. View Bemis' Dividend History.

How were Bemis' earnings last quarter?

Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE:BMS) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The industrial products company reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.77. The industrial products company earned $1.03 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.02 billion. Bemis had a return on equity of 20.61% and a net margin of 2.72%. View Bemis' Earnings History.

When is Bemis' next earnings date?

Bemis is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Bemis.

What guidance has Bemis issued on next quarter's earnings?

Bemis issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 25th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.77-2.82 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.79.

What price target have analysts set for BMS?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Bemis' shares. Their predictions range from $45.00 to $57.00. On average, they expect Bemis' stock price to reach $49.4444 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Bemis.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Bemis?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Bemis in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Bemis.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Bemis stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Bemis stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Bemis’ guidance for fiscal 2018 of $2.75-$2.85 includes an estimated 5 cents per share impact from unfavorable currency translation. Bemis’ customers have decided to change their format from boxes to flexible pouches, which will also likely impact earnings. Bemis will experience material price inflation of 2-3% globally as well as the impact of exceeding annual pay for performance targets in 2018. In Latin America the company will bear the brunt of a raw material headwind in 2018 due to the current economic environment, which has made passing the increased input costs to customers more challenging. The political instability and challenging economic environment in Brazil will also impact volumes in the region. Also, higher SG&A (selling, general and administrative) expenses remains a concern. " (10/8/2018)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We are slightly increasing our 2018 adj. EPS estimate from $2.70 to $2.76 (at the lower end of guidance of $2.75-$2.90) and our 2019 estimate from $2.75 to $2.81 (consensus is much higher at $3.09). We are assuming flat EBIT in 2019, which we consider appropriate given the aforementioned pricing and volume pressures that have put significant pressure on BMS’ EBIT in years past; we don’t think it is right to assume that the incremental cost savings from the Agility program will flow through to the Company’s bottom line because they rarely have." (4/26/2018)

Has Bemis been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about BMS stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Bemis earned a news sentiment score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting Bemis?

Bemis saw a increase in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,261,491 shares, an increase of 100.4% from the October 15th total of 1,627,590 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 971,257 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.4 days. Approximately 3.6% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Bemis' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Bemis' key competitors?

Who are Bemis' key executives?

Bemis' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. William F. Austen, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59)
  • Mr. Michael B. Clauer, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 60)
  • Dr. William E. Jackson Ph.D., Sr. VP & CTO (Age 56)
  • Ms. Sheri H. Edison, Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Sec. (Age 61)
  • Mr. Timothy S. Fliss, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 55)

Who are Bemis' major shareholders?

Bemis' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.08%), BlackRock Inc. (8.80%), American Century Companies Inc. (2.18%), Starboard Value LP (2.17%), Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. (2.09%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.32%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Bemis.

Which major investors are selling Bemis stock?

BMS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Starboard Value LP, BTIM Corp., Legal & General Group Plc, BlackRock Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Deprince Race & Zollo Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Bemis.

Which major investors are buying Bemis stock?

BMS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Credit Suisse AG, Perella Weinberg Partners Capital Management LP, NWQ Investment Management Company LLC, York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC, Water Island Capital LLC, Pentwater Capital Management LP, SG Americas Securities LLC and IndexIQ Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Bemis.

How do I buy shares of Bemis?

Shares of BMS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Bemis' stock price today?

One share of BMS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $47.2425.

How big of a company is Bemis?

Bemis has a market capitalization of $4.37 billion and generates $4.05 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $94 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.39 on an earnings per share basis. Bemis employs 16,582 workers across the globe.

What is Bemis' official website?

The official website for Bemis is http://www.bemis.com.

How can I contact Bemis?

Bemis' mailing address is 2301 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE, NEENAH WI, 54956. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at 920-527-5000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Bemis (NYSE BMS)

Community Ranking:  1.3 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  169 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  485 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  654
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Bemis and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BMS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BMS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/11/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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