National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ) has been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a strong sell rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. National Beverage’s rating score has improved by 40% in the last three months as a result of various analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.

Brokerages have set a twelve-month consensus target price of $87.50 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned National Beverage an industry rank of 201 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

FIZZ has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $40.00 price objective (up previously from $33.00) on shares of National Beverage in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Susquehanna Bancshares initiated coverage on shares of National Beverage in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $135.00 price objective for the company. UBS raised shares of National Beverage from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of National Beverage from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Sei Investments Co. bought a new position in shares of National Beverage in the third quarter worth about $188,000. Essex Financial Services Inc. acquired a new position in shares of National Beverage in the third quarter valued at approximately $214,000. Sawgrass Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of National Beverage in the third quarter valued at approximately $228,000. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. acquired a new position in shares of National Beverage in the third quarter valued at approximately $229,000. Finally, Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new position in shares of National Beverage in the second quarter valued at approximately $173,000. 21.40% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

National Beverage (NASDAQ FIZZ) traded up $3.49 on Wednesday, reaching $108.99. 300,286 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 318,869. National Beverage has a 1-year low of $45.40 and a 1-year high of $129.82. The company has a market capitalization of $5,080.00, a PE ratio of 42.46 and a beta of 0.55.

National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September 7th. The company reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.08. National Beverage had a net margin of 13.38% and a return on equity of 49.70%. The business had revenue of $259.83 million during the quarter.

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National Beverage Company Profile

National Beverage Corp. is a holding company. The Company develops, produces, markets and sells a diverse portfolio of flavored beverage products primarily in North America. The Company’s brands consist of beverages geared to the active and health-conscious consumer (Power+ Brands), including sparkling waters, energy drinks and juices, and carbonated soft drinks in a range of flavors, including regular, sugar-free and reduced calorie options.

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