Media headlines about A. Schulman (NASDAQ:SHLM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. A. Schulman earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 48.8463295555147 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
A. Schulman (NASDAQ SHLM) traded down $0.65 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $37.25. 123,200 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 269,268. The stock has a market cap of $1,118.05, a PE ratio of 21.66, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.28, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.68. A. Schulman has a 52-week low of $25.00 and a 52-week high of $39.85.
A. Schulman (NASDAQ:SHLM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The basic materials company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $646.65 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $624.91 million. A. Schulman had a net margin of 1.35% and a return on equity of 31.20%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.47 EPS. equities research analysts predict that A. Schulman will post 2.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 24th were given a $0.205 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, October 23rd. This represents a $0.82 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.20%. A. Schulman’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 94.25%.
SHLM has been the topic of a number of research reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of A. Schulman from a “c-” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “hold” rating on shares of A. Schulman in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of A. Schulman from a “sell” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Saturday, October 21st. ValuEngine cut shares of A. Schulman from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of A. Schulman from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $37.00.
About A. Schulman
A. Schulman, Inc is an international supplier of plastic formulations, resins and services, and provides solutions to its customers’ requirements through custom-formulated products. The Company’s customers span a range of markets, such as packaging, mobility, building and construction, electronics and electrical, agriculture, personal care and hygiene, custom services, and sports, home and leisure.
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