Koppers (KOP) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.19

News stories about Koppers (NYSE:KOP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Koppers earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 47.4086926601268 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

KOP has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Koppers from a “strong-buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective on shares of Koppers in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Koppers from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Koppers from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Koppers presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $48.33.

Koppers stock traded down $0.40 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $43.00. 835 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 114,039. Koppers has a 52-week low of $33.90 and a 52-week high of $51.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $894.51, a P/E ratio of 33.08 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a current ratio of 1.80, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.29.

Koppers (NYSE:KOP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.04). Koppers had a net margin of 1.97% and a return on equity of 94.85%. The business had revenue of $366.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $308.05 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.40 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Koppers will post 4.03 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Koppers

Koppers Holdings Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals, and carbon compounds in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Railroad and Utility Products and Services (RUPS), Performance Chemicals (PC), and Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CMC).

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