Norsk Hydro ASA (NHYDY) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Norsk Hydro ASA (OTCMKTS:NHYDY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

According to Zacks, “Norsk Hydro ASA is an aluminium company with production, sales and trading activities. The company’s operating segment consists of Bauxite & Alumina, Primary Metal, Metal Markets, Rolled Products, Energy and Other and eliminations. Norsk Hydro ASA is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. “

NHYDY has been the topic of several other research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Norsk Hydro ASA from an overweight rating to a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Norsk Hydro ASA from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Norsk Hydro ASA from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. UBS Group downgraded shares of Norsk Hydro ASA from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group downgraded shares of Norsk Hydro ASA from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $8.50.

Norsk Hydro ASA (OTCMKTS:NHYDY) opened at $7.20 on Thursday. Norsk Hydro ASA has a twelve month low of $5.11 and a twelve month high of $7.93. The company has a current ratio of 2.04, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. The stock has a market cap of $14,529.72, a PE ratio of 14.21, a PEG ratio of 0.57 and a beta of 0.81.

Norsk Hydro ASA (OTCMKTS:NHYDY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The industrial products company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.04. Norsk Hydro ASA had a net margin of 7.97% and a return on equity of 9.50%. The company had revenue of $5.07 billion for the quarter. equities research analysts forecast that Norsk Hydro ASA will post 0.67 earnings per share for the current year.

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Norsk Hydro ASA Company Profile

Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) is an integrated aluminum company with operations in various activities along the aluminum industry’s value chain. The Company operates through six segments: Bauxite & Alumina, which includes bauxite mining activities, production of alumina and related commercial activities, primarily the sale of alumina; Primary Metal, which includes primary aluminum production and casting activities; Metal Markets, which include sales activities relating to products from the its primary metal plants and operational responsibility for Hydro’s stand-alone remelters, as well as physical and financial metal trading activities; Rolled Products, which include Hydro’s rolling mills; Energy, which includes energy sourcing for Hydro’s aluminum operations around the world, and Other and eliminations, which consists of its captive insurance company Industriforsikring, its industry parks, internal service providers, operation of Sapa and other activities.

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