Fairmount Santrol (FMSA) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

News coverage about Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fairmount Santrol earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.0599670954893 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

FMSA has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada set a $6.00 price target on shares of Fairmount Santrol and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, November 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Fairmount Santrol from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and issued a $6.15 price objective on shares of Fairmount Santrol in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Howard Weil lowered Fairmount Santrol from a “sector outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co lowered Fairmount Santrol from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.95.

Fairmount Santrol (FMSA) opened at $5.88 on Friday. Fairmount Santrol has a fifty-two week low of $2.46 and a fifty-two week high of $13.12. The company has a current ratio of 2.52, a quick ratio of 2.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.65. The company has a market capitalization of $1,317.66, a price-to-earnings ratio of 98.00 and a beta of 2.11.

Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The industrial products company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.02. Fairmount Santrol had a return on equity of 4.05% and a net margin of 1.69%. The business had revenue of $280.05 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $264.02 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.11) EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 107.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Fairmount Santrol will post 0.29 earnings per share for the current year.

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Fairmount Santrol Company Profile

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc is a provider of sand-based proppant solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Proppant Solutions, and Industrial & Recreational (I&R) Products. Its Proppant Solutions segment provides sand-based proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing operations throughout the United States and Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, northern Europe and the United Arab Emirates.

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