Nutrien (NTR) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Nutrien (NYSE:NTR) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nutrien earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 44.5949030802825 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Nutrien (NYSE NTR) traded down $0.19 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $53.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,426,292 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,780,000. The company has a quick ratio of 0.50, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. The stock has a market cap of $34,260.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.55. Nutrien has a 12 month low of $51.51 and a 12 month high of $56.18.

Nutrien (NYSE:NTR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30 by ($0.07). Nutrien had a net margin of 10.21% and a return on equity of 5.01%. equities research analysts predict that Nutrien will post 1.68 earnings per share for the current year.

NTR has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. HSBC initiated coverage on Nutrien in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Nutrien in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $64.00 target price on the stock. TD Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price on shares of Nutrien in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Nutrien in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Nutrien from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $59.45.

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