Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) Stock Price

Press coverage about Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fairmount Santrol earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned 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 effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Fairmount Santrol (FMSA) traded up $0.29 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $4.76. 2,696,363 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,030,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.65, a current ratio of 2.52 and a quick ratio of 2.11. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,070.00, a PE ratio of 95.20 and a beta of 2.05. Fairmount Santrol has a 12-month low of $2.46 and a 12-month high of $13.02.

FMSA has been the subject of several analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Co cut shares of Fairmount Santrol from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. BidaskClub cut shares of Fairmount Santrol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Fairmount Santrol from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Cowen set a $6.00 target price on shares of Fairmount Santrol and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on shares of Fairmount Santrol from $4.00 to $5.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.95.

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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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