Israel Chemicals Shs (ICL) Lowered to “Hold” at ValuEngine

Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Several other analysts have also weighed in on ICL. BidaskClub lowered shares of Israel Chemicals Shs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Israel Chemicals Shs from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $4.50 target price on shares of Israel Chemicals Shs in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.88.

Shares of Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE ICL) opened at $3.94 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. Israel Chemicals Shs has a 12 month low of $3.70 and a 12 month high of $4.95. The firm has a market cap of $5,180.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.61 and a beta of 1.05.

Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.01. Israel Chemicals Shs had a net margin of 4.47% and a return on equity of 13.20%. The firm had revenue of $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.41 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.09 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Israel Chemicals Shs will post 0.28 EPS for the current year.

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In other news, Director Richard Michael Powell purchased 39,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $0.73 per share, for a total transaction of $28,835.00.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Van ECK Associates Corp grew its position in shares of Israel Chemicals Shs by 0.3% during the second quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 1,431,482 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $6,771,000 after acquiring an additional 4,005 shares during the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP grew its position in shares of Israel Chemicals Shs by 44.8% during the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 23,830 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $101,000 after acquiring an additional 7,370 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC grew its position in shares of Israel Chemicals Shs by 5.8% during the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 194,268 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $919,000 after acquiring an additional 10,602 shares during the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC grew its position in shares of Israel Chemicals Shs by 18.4% during the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 87,358 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $412,000 after acquiring an additional 13,584 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. grew its position in shares of Israel Chemicals Shs by 10.5% during the second quarter. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. now owns 142,900 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $673,000 after acquiring an additional 13,600 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 6.08% of the company’s stock.

Israel Chemicals Shs Company Profile

Israel Chemicals Ltd. operates as a specialty minerals company worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Essential Minerals and Specialty Solutions. The company extracts potash from the Dead Sea; mines and produces potash and salt from subterranean mines in Spain and the United Kingdom, as well as uses part of the potash to produce compound fertilizers; mines and processes phosphate rock in open mines; and produces sulfuric acid, agricultural phosphoric acid, phosphate fertilizers, compound fertilizers, liquid fertilizers, and soluble fertilizers.

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