News coverage about Platform Specialty Products (NYSE:PAH) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Platform Specialty Products earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 45.4745988649173 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
Shares of PAH opened at $10.20 on Friday. Platform Specialty Products has a fifty-two week low of $9.09 and a fifty-two week high of $14.82. The company has a market capitalization of $2,949.42, a PE ratio of 13.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.75 and a beta of 3.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.90, a current ratio of 2.14 and a quick ratio of 1.69.
Platform Specialty Products (NYSE:PAH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.23. Platform Specialty Products had a negative net margin of 7.84% and a positive return on equity of 7.69%. The firm had revenue of $1.07 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $978.56 million. The company’s revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.20 EPS. equities analysts expect that Platform Specialty Products will post 0.97 EPS for the current year.
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Platform Specialty Products from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. ValuEngine cut shares of Platform Specialty Products from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.14.
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About Platform Specialty Products
Platform Specialty Products Corporation produces and sells specialty chemical products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Performance Solutions and Agricultural Solutions. The Performance Solutions segment offers a range of specialty chemicals, such as surface and coating materials, functional conversion coatings, electronic assembly materials, water-based hydraulic control fluids, and photopolymers.
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