Fairmount Santrol (FMSA) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.17

Media headlines about Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fairmount Santrol earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 44.865896208614 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Fairmount Santrol from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. Barclays boosted their price objective on Fairmount Santrol from $4.00 to $5.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. Cowen set a $6.00 price objective on Fairmount Santrol and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. TheStreet raised Fairmount Santrol from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Finally, Guggenheim upgraded Fairmount Santrol from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.95.

Fairmount Santrol (NYSE FMSA) opened at $6.05 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.11, a current ratio of 2.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.65. Fairmount Santrol has a 52 week low of $2.46 and a 52 week high of $13.12. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,360.00, a PE ratio of 121.00 and a beta of 2.11.

Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The industrial products company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.02. Fairmount Santrol had a return on equity of 4.05% and a net margin of 1.69%. The firm had revenue of $280.05 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $264.02 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.11) EPS. Fairmount Santrol’s revenue for the quarter was up 107.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Fairmount Santrol will post 0.29 earnings per share for the current year.

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Fairmount Santrol Company Profile

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc is a provider of sand-based proppant solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Proppant Solutions, and Industrial & Recreational (I&R) Products. Its Proppant Solutions segment provides sand-based proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing operations throughout the United States and Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, northern Europe and the United Arab Emirates.

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