News headlines about Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Quaker Chemical Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.6790378608746 out of 100, meaning that recent media 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 effected Accern’s rankings:
- Quaker Chemical Corporation (KWR) Upgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Quaker Chemical Corporation (KWR) VP Jan Nieman Sells 1,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Quaker Chemical : Announces Quarterly Dividend (4-traders.com)
- Quaker Chemical Announces Quarterly Dividend (finance.yahoo.com)
- Quaker Chemical Corporation (KWR) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.36 (americanbankingnews.com)
KWR has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Quaker Chemical Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. FBR & Co reiterated a “marketperform” rating on shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $153.00 target price on shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Quaker Chemical Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd.
Quaker Chemical Corporation (KWR) traded down 0.42% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $147.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 52,469 shares. Quaker Chemical Corporation has a 1-year low of $99.22 and a 1-year high of $154.38. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $137.81 and a 200 day moving average price of $139.82. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.96 billion, a PE ratio of 37.48 and a beta of 1.22.
Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.24 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.24. Quaker Chemical Corporation had a return on equity of 15.52% and a net margin of 6.73%. The firm had revenue of $201.18 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $197.23 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.11 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Quaker Chemical Corporation will post $4.93 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 17th will be given a $0.355 dividend. This represents a $1.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 16th. Quaker Chemical Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 36.13%.
In other Quaker Chemical Corporation news, Director Donald R. Caldwell sold 1,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $139.55, for a total value of $251,190.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 9,281 shares in the company, valued at $1,295,163.55. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Jan Nieman sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.00, for a total value of $145,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 14,636 shares in the company, valued at $2,122,220. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 3,800 shares of company stock worth $536,190 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.
About Quaker Chemical Corporation
Quaker Chemical Corporation is a provider of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical expertise to a range of industries, including steel, aluminum, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, cans and others. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia/Pacific and South America.
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