Media headlines about Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Potlatch Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 57 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) traded down 1.36% on Wednesday, reaching $47.15. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 171,857 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $46.91 and its 200-day moving average is $45.13. Potlatch Corporation has a 12 month low of $35.38 and a 12 month high of $49.00. The firm has a market cap of $1.91 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.33 and a beta of 1.41.
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on PCH shares. BidaskClub lowered Potlatch Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Potlatch Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. DA Davidson lowered Potlatch Corporation from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $40.00 to $44.00 in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. Vertical Research lowered Potlatch Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. lowered Potlatch Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $45.80.
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About Potlatch Corporation
Potlatch Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT), which is primarily engaged in activities associated with timberland management, including the sale of timber, management of timberlands, and purchase and sale of timberlands. The Company is also engaged in the manufacture and sale of wood products.
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