News coverage about Koppers (NYSE:KOP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. 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 media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.9002392818916 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Koppers (NYSE KOP) opened at $45.90 on Wednesday. Koppers has a 12 month low of $33.90 and a 12 month high of $51.80. The company has a quick ratio of 1.13, a current ratio of 2.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $969.85, a P/E ratio of 19.87 and a beta of 1.02.
Koppers (NYSE:KOP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.43 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.55. The firm had revenue of $384.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $363.00 million. Koppers had a return on equity of 119.06% and a net margin of 3.54%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.99 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Koppers will post 3.73 EPS for the current year.
Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Koppers from a “strong-buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of Koppers in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price target on shares of Koppers in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $50.17.
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Koppers Holdings Inc is a global integrated provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. The Company operates through three segments: Railroad and Utility Products and Services (RUPS), Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CMC) and Performance Chemicals (PC). The RUPS business sells treated and untreated wood products, rail joint bars and services primarily to the railroad markets.
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