News coverage about Kraton (NYSE:KRA) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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. Kraton earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 45.7929308151263 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine raised Kraton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kraton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. UBS Group upped their price target on Kraton from $28.00 to $30.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Kraton from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Kraton has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.50.
Kraton (NYSE KRA) opened at $48.79 on Wednesday. Kraton has a 1-year low of $25.09 and a 1-year high of $53.39. The company has a current ratio of 2.27, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.85. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,530.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 63.36 and a beta of 1.13.
In other Kraton news, insider Kevin Michael Fogarty sold 1,042 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total value of $52,100.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 197,731 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,886,550. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 4.71% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Kraton Company Profile
Kraton Corporation, formerly Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc, is a specialty chemicals company. The Company manufactures styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) and other engineered polymers. The Company also produces specialty products primarily derived from pine wood pulping co-products. The Company operates through two segments: Polymer Segment, which comprises SBCs and other engineered polymers business, and Chemical Segment, which comprises pine-based specialty products business.
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