GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.23

Media headlines about GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. GCP Applied Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.6186195753914 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of GCP Applied Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. TheStreet raised shares of GCP Applied Technologies from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, November 24th. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 target price on shares of GCP Applied Technologies in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Cowen assumed coverage on shares of GCP Applied Technologies in a report on Monday, October 30th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $31.00 target price on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.80.

Shares of GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP) opened at $32.90 on Thursday. GCP Applied Technologies has a fifty-two week low of $25.95 and a fifty-two week high of $34.79. The firm has a market cap of $2,353.25, a price-to-earnings ratio of 48.31 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 2.52 and a quick ratio of 2.28.

In other news, insider Gregory E. Poling sold 26,233 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.91, for a total value of $863,328.03. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 81,151 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,670,679.41. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 0.65% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About GCP Applied Technologies

GCP Applied Technologies Inc produces and sells specialty construction chemicals, specialty building materials, and packaging sealants and coatings. The Company operates through two segments: Specialty Construction Chemicals and Specialty Building Materials. The Specialty Construction Chemicals segment manufactures and markets products to manage performance of Portland cement, and materials based on Portland cement, such as concrete admixtures and cement additives, as well as concrete production management systems.

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