Headlines about Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Israel Chemicals earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.914302006397 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
Israel Chemicals (NYSE ICL) opened at $4.11 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a current ratio of 1.24. Israel Chemicals has a one year low of $3.85 and a one year high of $4.95. The company has a market capitalization of $5,049.86, a P/E ratio of 21.63 and a beta of 1.16.
Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The basic materials company reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.03. Israel Chemicals had a return on equity of 13.20% and a net margin of 4.47%. The company had revenue of $1.36 billion during the quarter. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.09 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Israel Chemicals will post 0.27 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several brokerages have recently commented on ICL. ValuEngine upgraded Israel Chemicals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Israel Chemicals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.88.
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About Israel Chemicals
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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