Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) Share Price

Media stories about OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. OMNOVA Solutions earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 47.1405377395896 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) traded down $0.10 during trading on Friday, hitting $10.40. 19,422 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 122,512. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.16, a quick ratio of 1.71 and a current ratio of 2.37. The stock has a market capitalization of $461.54, a P/E ratio of 18.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 2.10. OMNOVA Solutions has a 52-week low of $8.10 and a 52-week high of $11.60.

OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $186.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $192.15 million. OMNOVA Solutions had a positive return on equity of 25.30% and a negative net margin of 11.20%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.14 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that OMNOVA Solutions will post 0.67 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on OMN shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of OMNOVA Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of OMNOVA Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.67.

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OMNOVA Solutions Company Profile

OMNOVA Solutions Inc is a provider of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals and engineered surfaces for commercial, industrial and residential end uses. The Company’s segments include Performance Chemicals and Engineered Surfaces. The Performance Chemicals segment produces a range of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals based on styrene butadiene, styrene butadiene acrylonitrile, styrene butadiene vinyl pyridine, nitrile butadiene, polyvinyl acetate, acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic, glyoxal, fluorochemical and bio-based chemistries.

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