Israel Chemicals Shs (ICL) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Israel Chemicals Shs earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.9030020688691 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Israel Chemicals Shs (ICL) traded down $0.11 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $4.02. 595,979 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 221,890. The firm has a market cap of $5,241.15, a P/E ratio of 14.68 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.24 and a quick ratio of 0.70. Israel Chemicals Shs has a twelve month low of $3.85 and a twelve month high of $4.95.

Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.08 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.41 billion. Israel Chemicals Shs had a net margin of 4.47% and a return on equity of 13.20%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.09 EPS. research analysts expect that Israel Chemicals Shs will post 0.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 5th will be given a dividend of $0.044 per share. This is an increase from Israel Chemicals Shs’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.02. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $0.18 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.38%. Israel Chemicals Shs’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 52.63%.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Israel Chemicals Shs from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 25th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $4.50 target price on shares of Israel Chemicals Shs in a research report on Friday, September 1st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Israel Chemicals Shs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Israel Chemicals Shs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.88.

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Israel Chemicals Shs Company Profile

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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