Koppers (NYSE:KOP) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.14

News coverage about Koppers (NYSE:KOP) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Koppers earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 47.6660818660691 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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Several brokerages have recently commented on KOP. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Koppers from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 24th. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on shares of Koppers in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Koppers from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Koppers from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $48.33.

NYSE KOP traded down $0.85 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $40.65. 81,018 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 124,859. Koppers has a one year low of $33.90 and a one year high of $51.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.29, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 1.80. The stock has a market cap of $844.63, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.05 and a beta of 0.89.

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