Trinseo (TSE) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Trinseo earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.0216749664815 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Trinseo (NYSE TSE) traded up $0.25 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $72.85. 204,546 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 603,917. The company has a market capitalization of $3,127.07, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.33, a P/E/G ratio of 1.18 and a beta of 2.36. The company has a quick ratio of 1.78, a current ratio of 2.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.05. Trinseo has a fifty-two week low of $55.40 and a fifty-two week high of $73.45.

Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The basic materials company reported $2.18 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.22 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $1.10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.03 billion. Trinseo had a return on equity of 65.80% and a net margin of 6.78%. The firm’s revenue was up 17.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.70 EPS. research analysts expect that Trinseo will post 7.61 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 24th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 10th were given a dividend of $0.36 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 6th. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.98%. Trinseo’s dividend payout ratio is currently 22.54%.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Alembic Global Advisors reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Trinseo in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $82.00 price target on shares of Trinseo in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Trinseo from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Barclays PLC cut their price target on shares of Trinseo from $75.00 to $73.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Trinseo from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $77.00.

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In related news, insider David Phillip Stasse sold 10,043 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.17, for a total value of $714,760.31. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 28,684 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,041,440.28. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Jeffrey J. Cote sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.01, for a total transaction of $325,050.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 15,640 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,016,756.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 45,442 shares of company stock valued at $3,116,095 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 0.26% of the company’s stock.

About Trinseo

Trinseo SA is a materials company engaged in the manufacture and marketing of synthetic rubber, latex and plastics. The Company’s segments include Latex Binders, Synthetic Rubber, Performance Plastics, Basic Plastics, Feedstocks and Americas Styrenics. The Latex Binders segment produces styrene-butadiene latex (SB latex) and other latex polymers and binders.

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