Fairmount Santrol (FMSA) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.12

Media stories about Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press 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 negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fairmount Santrol earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 44.7814925083746 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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A number of equities analysts have weighed in on FMSA shares. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Fairmount Santrol in a research report on Friday, April 13th. Piper Jaffray set a $6.00 price target on Fairmount Santrol and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised Fairmount Santrol from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Credit Suisse Group reduced their price target on Fairmount Santrol from $6.00 to $5.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Finally, Scotia Howard Weill reaffirmed a “sector perform” rating on shares of Fairmount Santrol in a research report on Friday, January 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.95.

NYSE FMSA opened at $5.30 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,177.82, a PE ratio of 22.08 and a beta of 2.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.28, a current ratio of 2.14 and a quick ratio of 1.73. Fairmount Santrol has a 12 month low of $2.46 and a 12 month high of $6.21.

Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 8th. The industrial products company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.14 by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $273.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $279.50 million. Fairmount Santrol had a net margin of 5.60% and a return on equity of 20.31%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 94.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.09) EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Fairmount Santrol will post 0.67 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Fairmount Santrol news, insider Jenniffer D. Deckard sold 6,450 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.46, for a total transaction of $28,767.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director William E. Conway purchased 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 14th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $4.26 per share, with a total value of $213,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 56,549 shares in the company, valued at $240,898.74. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders bought 56,600 shares of company stock valued at $240,570 and sold 28,626 shares valued at $128,051. Corporate insiders own 9.80% of the company’s stock.

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Fairmount Santrol Company Profile

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides sand-based proppant solutions for exploration and production companies. The company operates in two segments, Proppant Solutions and Industrial & Recreational Products. The Proppant Solutions segment primarily provides sand-based proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing operations in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, and northern Europe.

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