Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) Share Price

News stories about Kaiser Aluminum (NASDAQ:KALU) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kaiser Aluminum earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.2920144878855 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) traded down $0.27 on Thursday, reaching $104.77. The company had a trading volume of 15,941 shares, compared to its average volume of 108,725. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,788.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.65, a P/E/G ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 0.56. Kaiser Aluminum has a 12 month low of $74.56 and a 12 month high of $116.86. The company has a current ratio of 3.75, a quick ratio of 2.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Investors of record on Friday, January 26th will be given a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 25th. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.10%. This is a positive change from Kaiser Aluminum’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. Kaiser Aluminum’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 45.45%.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on KALU. BidaskClub lowered Kaiser Aluminum from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Kaiser Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Cowen set a $97.00 price objective on Kaiser Aluminum and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Deutsche Bank lowered Kaiser Aluminum from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $104.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on Kaiser Aluminum from $87.00 to $101.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $101.29.

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About Kaiser Aluminum

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation manufactures and sells semi-fabricated specialty aluminum mill products. The Company operates in the Fabricated Products segment. The Company’s Fabricated Products segment focuses on producing rolled, extruded and drawn aluminum products used principally for aerospace and defense, automotive and general engineering products that include consumer durables, electronics, electrical and machinery and equipment applications.

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