Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect A. Schulman (SHLM) Share Price

Press coverage about A. Schulman (NASDAQ:SHLM) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. A. Schulman earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.0152589769077 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

A number of analysts recently issued reports on SHLM shares. SunTrust Banks lifted their price objective on A. Schulman from $32.00 to $37.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research cut A. Schulman from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. BidaskClub raised A. Schulman from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, TheStreet raised A. Schulman from a “c-” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. A. Schulman currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $38.33.

Shares of A. Schulman (NASDAQ SHLM) opened at $38.90 on Thursday. A. Schulman has a 12-month low of $25.00 and a 12-month high of $40.95. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,120.00, a PE ratio of 45.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 1.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.28, a current ratio of 1.68 and a quick ratio of 1.09.

A. Schulman (NASDAQ:SHLM) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.44 by $0.11. A. Schulman had a return on equity of 31.20% and a net margin of 1.35%. The company had revenue of $674.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $639.10 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.49 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that A. Schulman will post 2.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, January 15th will be given a $0.205 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 11th. This represents a $0.82 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.11%. A. Schulman’s dividend payout ratio is currently 95.35%.

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About A. Schulman

A. Schulman, Inc is an international supplier of plastic formulations, resins and services, and provides solutions to its customers’ requirements through custom-formulated products. The Company’s customers span a range of markets, such as packaging, mobility, building and construction, electronics and electrical, agriculture, personal care and hygiene, custom services, and sports, home and leisure.

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