A. Schulman (SHLM) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.29

Headlines about A. Schulman (NASDAQ:SHLM) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. A. Schulman earned a daily sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.8034385563816 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A. Schulman opened at $44.10 on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.20 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.15, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.79. A. Schulman has a 12 month low of $25.00 and a 12 month high of $44.50.

A. Schulman (NASDAQ:SHLM) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, March 28th. The basic materials company reported ($0.11) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.36 by ($0.47). The business had revenue of $650.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $646.57 million. A. Schulman had a net margin of 1.74% and a return on equity of 20.83%. analysts predict that A. Schulman will post 2.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 13th were issued a dividend of $0.205 per share. This represents a $0.82 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.86%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, April 12th. A. Schulman’s payout ratio is 46.86%.

SHLM has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. TheStreet lowered A. Schulman from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. BidaskClub lowered A. Schulman from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered A. Schulman from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 30th. Gabelli lowered A. Schulman from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. Finally, Longbow Research lowered A. Schulman from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $41.00.

About A. Schulman

A. Schulman, Inc manufactures and supplies plastic compounds and resins. It offers custom performance colors, including standard and customized colors, organic and inorganic pigments, high chroma colors in translucent or opaque formats, and special effects. The company also provides engineered composites, such as bulk molding compounds, sheet molding compounds, and thick molding compounds, as well as high performance engineered structural composite solutions for original equipment manufacturers and custom molders.

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