Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Potlatch (NASDAQ:PCH) Stock Price

Press coverage about Potlatch (NASDAQ:PCH) has been trending positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Potlatch earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.5370613356327 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Potlatch (PCH) traded up $0.35 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $49.45. The stock had a trading volume of 561,896 shares, compared to its average volume of 535,552. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.79, a current ratio of 2.28 and a quick ratio of 1.69. The company has a market capitalization of $2,008.26, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.35, a PEG ratio of 3.33 and a beta of 1.39. Potlatch has a 52 week low of $42.80 and a 52 week high of $56.35.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Potlatch from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. DA Davidson lifted their target price on Potlatch to $47.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. BidaskClub upgraded Potlatch from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 13th. UBS Group upgraded Potlatch from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Raymond James Financial raised Potlatch from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $54.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $49.67.

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Potlatch Company Profile

Potlatch Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT), which is primarily engaged in activities associated with timberland management, including the sale of timber, management of timberlands, and purchase and sale of timberlands. The Company is also engaged in the manufacture and sale of wood products.

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