Press coverage about Kraton (NYSE:KRA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kraton earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 45.286223689849 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Pawar Law Group Reminds Kraton Corporation Investors of Important April 27, 2018 Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action – KRA (finance.yahoo.com)
- SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Shareholders of Kraton Corporation of Commencement of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 27, 2018 – KRA (finance.yahoo.com)
- Head-To-Head Analysis: Celanese (CE) vs. Kraton (KRA) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Cirebon palace, a must-visit for culture enthusiasts (thejakartapost.com)
- Kraton (KRA) PT Set at $76.00 by Loop Capital (americanbankingnews.com)
NYSE KRA opened at $47.71 on Friday. Kraton has a twelve month low of $28.66 and a twelve month high of $53.39. The company has a current ratio of 2.08, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.36. The stock has a market cap of $1,512.12, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.74 and a beta of 1.26.
Several research firms recently issued reports on KRA. UBS reissued a “sell” rating and set a $33.00 price objective (up previously from $30.00) on shares of Kraton in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. ValuEngine raised Kraton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Kraton from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. Loop Capital set a $76.00 price target on Kraton and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Kraton from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $55.00.
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Kraton Corporation manufactures and sells styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It operates in two segments, Polymer and Chemical. The Polymer segment offers performance products, including styrene-butadiene-styrene and styrene-isoprene-styrene; and specialty polymers, such as hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers, as well as isoprene rubber and isoprene rubber latex for use in medical and personal care products, adhesives, tackifiers, paints, and coatings.
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