Headlines about Koppers (NYSE:KOP) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news 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. Koppers earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 45.6864755846529 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.
KOP has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 target price on shares of Koppers in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Koppers from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of Koppers in a report on Thursday, October 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $50.17.
Koppers (NYSE KOP) traded up $0.75 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $47.90. 67,641 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 86,323. Koppers has a 1-year low of $33.90 and a 1-year high of $51.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.08, a current ratio of 2.02 and a quick ratio of 1.13. The firm has a market capitalization of $993.69, a P/E ratio of 20.74 and a beta of 1.02.
Koppers (NYSE:KOP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.43 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.55. Koppers had a net margin of 3.54% and a return on equity of 119.06%. The business had revenue of $384.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $363.00 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.99 earnings per share. Koppers’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Koppers will post 3.73 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Koppers Company Profile
Koppers Holdings Inc is a global integrated provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. The Company operates through three segments: Railroad and Utility Products and Services (RUPS), Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CMC) and Performance Chemicals (PC). The RUPS business sells treated and untreated wood products, rail joint bars and services primarily to the railroad markets.
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