Headlines about SGS (OTCMKTS:SGSOY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. SGS earned a daily sentiment score of 1.71 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SGS from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 16th.
SGS stock traded up $0.14 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $23.07. 22,029 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 39,547. The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. SGS has a fifty-two week low of $22.12 and a fifty-two week high of $27.47. The company has a market cap of $17.49 billion, a PE ratio of 24.80, a PEG ratio of 2.92 and a beta of 0.96.
SGS SA provides inspection, verification, testing, certification, and quality assurance services in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in nine segments: Agriculture, Food and Life; Minerals Services; Oil, Gas, & Chemicals Services; Consumer and Retail Services; Certification and Business Enhancement; Industrial Services; Environment, Health and Safety Services; Transportation Services; and Governments and Institutions Services.
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