Kraton (KRA) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.16

News headlines about Kraton (NYSE:KRA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kraton earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 44.6010673815563 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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Shares of NYSE:KRA opened at $52.76 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,673.76, a PE ratio of 18.51 and a beta of 1.18. Kraton has a one year low of $30.70 and a one year high of $53.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.36, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 2.08.

Kraton (NYSE:KRA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $465.97 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $437.75 million. Kraton had a net margin of 4.98% and a return on equity of 15.47%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.29 EPS. research analysts expect that Kraton will post 3.74 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on KRA. UBS reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $33.00 target price (up previously from $30.00) on shares of Kraton in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. ValuEngine raised shares of Kraton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Kraton from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Loop Capital set a $76.00 target price on shares of Kraton and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Kraton from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Kraton currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $55.00.

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Kraton Company Profile

Kraton Corporation manufactures and sells styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It operates in two segments, Polymer and Chemical. The Polymer segment offers performance products, including styrene-butadiene-styrene and styrene-isoprene-styrene; and specialty polymers, such as hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers, as well as isoprene rubber and isoprene rubber latex for use in medical and personal care products, adhesives, tackifiers, paints, and coatings.

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