Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Harsco Corporation (HSC) Stock Price

News coverage about Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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. Harsco Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.0910823577749 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) opened at $16.75 on Friday. Harsco Corporation has a 12-month low of $11.40 and a 12-month high of $22.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,307.22, a P/E ratio of 23.55 and a beta of 3.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.87, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 1.30.

Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The industrial products company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.04. Harsco Corporation had a return on equity of 32.46% and a net margin of 1.69%. The business had revenue of $384.65 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $398.85 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.14 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Harsco Corporation will post 0.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently commented on HSC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Harsco Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, November 10th. BidaskClub lowered Harsco Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price (up previously from $18.00) on shares of Harsco Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Argus upgraded Harsco Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Harsco Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.00.

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About Harsco Corporation

Harsco Corporation is a provider of industrial services and engineered products. The Company operates in three segments: Harsco Metals & Minerals, Harsco Industrial and Harsco Rail. The Harsco Metals & Minerals segment provides outsourced on-site services to the global metals industry, with the operations focused in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Brazil.

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