Israel Chemicals Shs (ICL) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

News headlines about Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) have been trending positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Israel Chemicals Shs earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE ICL) opened at 4.72 on Tuesday. Israel Chemicals Shs has a 1-year low of $3.52 and a 1-year high of $4.85. The stock’s market cap is $6.02 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $4.36 and a 200 day moving average of $4.34.

Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 10th. The basic materials company reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $1.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.30 billion. Israel Chemicals Shs had a positive return on equity of 15.39% and a negative net margin of 2.23%. The company’s revenue was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.07 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Israel Chemicals Shs will post $0.30 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, June 20th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 6th were paid a $0.026 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 6th. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.20%. Israel Chemicals Shs’s payout ratio is -99.99%.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on ICL. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Israel Chemicals Shs from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 30th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $4.50 price target on shares of Israel Chemicals Shs in a research report on Wednesday, April 5th. Jefferies Group LLC assumed coverage on shares of Israel Chemicals Shs in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. They set a “hold” rating and a $4.75 price target for the company. ValuEngine raised shares of Israel Chemicals Shs from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 17th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Israel Chemicals Shs from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Israel Chemicals Shs currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.67.

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