Chemours Co (CC) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts

Chemours Co (NYSE:CC) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the fourteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $59.50.

CC has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Citigroup reduced their target price on Chemours from $68.00 to $66.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday. TheStreet upgraded Chemours from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. ValuEngine downgraded Chemours from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on Chemours in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $68.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Chemours from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st.

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In other news, VP Mark Newman sold 29,381 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.19, for a total value of $1,445,251.39. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Paul Kirsch sold 13,770 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.01, for a total value of $688,637.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 63,093 shares in the company, valued at $3,155,280.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.75% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Strs Ohio purchased a new position in shares of Chemours in the 4th quarter worth about $116,000. Clearbridge LLC grew its stake in shares of Chemours by 93.6% in the fourth quarter. Clearbridge LLC now owns 2,689 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 1,300 shares in the last quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Chemours in the third quarter valued at about $202,000. First Republic Investment Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Chemours in the third quarter valued at about $203,000. Finally, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Chemours in the fourth quarter valued at about $203,000. Institutional investors own 77.78% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE:CC traded up $1.85 on Thursday, hitting $50.58. The company had a trading volume of 407,921 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,854,149. The company has a quick ratio of 1.55, a current ratio of 2.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.74. Chemours has a 52-week low of $34.70 and a 52-week high of $58.08. The company has a market capitalization of $8,885.27, a P/E ratio of 13.26, a P/E/G ratio of 0.58 and a beta of 2.94.

Chemours (NYSE:CC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 14th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.24. Chemours had a return on equity of 115.54% and a net margin of 12.06%. The business had revenue of $1.58 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.55 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.08 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 19.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Chemours will post 5.37 earnings per share for the current year.

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Chemours Company Profile

The Chemours Company is a provider of performance chemicals. The Company operates through three segments: Titanium Technologies, Fluoroproducts and Chemical Solutions. The Titanium Technologies segment is a producer of titanium dioxide (TiO2). The Fluoroproducts segment is a provider of fluoroproducts, including refrigerants and industrial fluoropolymer resins.

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