News stories about PQ Group (NYSE:PQG) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PQ Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.40 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.4252027054596 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
PQ Group (NYSE:PQG) opened at $14.42 on Friday. PQ Group has a 1 year low of $14.07 and a 1 year high of $17.65. The company has a current ratio of 1.84, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.40.
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on PQ Group in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $18.00 price objective for the company. Citigroup assumed coverage on PQ Group in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $20.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised PQ Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on PQ Group in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $17.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on PQ Group in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $19.00 price objective for the company. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $19.75.
PQ Group Holdings Inc is a global provider of catalysts, specialty materials, chemicals and services that enable environmental improvements. The Company’s products and solutions help companies produce vehicles with fuel efficiency. The Company has developed zeolite-based catalysts to reduce pollutants in diesel engines.
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