Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) Stock Price

News articles about Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Israel Chemicals Shs earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.2918961647278 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on ICL shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of Israel Chemicals Shs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Israel Chemicals Shs in a research note on Friday, October 6th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Israel Chemicals Shs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Israel Chemicals Shs from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. Israel Chemicals Shs presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.88.

Shares of Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE ICL) opened at $4.11 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. Israel Chemicals Shs has a fifty-two week low of $3.85 and a fifty-two week high of $4.95. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,317.66, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.89 and a beta of 1.16.

Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.01. Israel Chemicals Shs had a return on equity of 13.20% and a net margin of 4.47%. The firm had revenue of $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.41 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.09 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Israel Chemicals Shs will post 0.27 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 5th will be issued a $0.044 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $0.18 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.28%. This is an increase from Israel Chemicals Shs’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.02. Israel Chemicals Shs’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 52.63%.

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About Israel Chemicals Shs

Israel Chemicals Ltd. operates as a specialty minerals company worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Essential Minerals and Specialty Solutions. The company extracts potash from the Dead Sea; mines and produces potash and salt from subterranean mines in Spain and the United Kingdom, as well as uses part of the potash to produce compound fertilizers; mines and processes phosphate rock in open mines; and produces sulfuric acid, agricultural phosphoric acid, phosphate fertilizers, compound fertilizers, liquid fertilizers, and soluble fertilizers.

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