Harsco (HSC) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.12

News coverage about Harsco (NYSE:HSC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Harsco earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.7902059818166 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Harsco (HSC) opened at $19.25 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,550.00, a P/E ratio of 62.10 and a beta of 3.11. Harsco has a 52-week low of $11.40 and a 52-week high of $22.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.87, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 0.83.

Harsco (NYSE:HSC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The industrial products company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $384.65 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $398.85 million. Harsco had a return on equity of 32.46% and a net margin of 1.69%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.14 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Harsco will post 0.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on HSC shares. Argus upgraded Harsco from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Harsco from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Harsco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.00.

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About Harsco

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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