Cementos Pacasmayo (CPAC) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Cementos Pacasmayo (NYSE:CPAC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cementos Pacasmayo earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 47.0806399106938 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on CPAC shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Cementos Pacasmayo from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. HSBC started coverage on Cementos Pacasmayo in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. They set a “hold” rating and a $13.00 target price for the company. Finally, UBS Group raised Cementos Pacasmayo from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, June 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.82.

Shares of Cementos Pacasmayo remained flat at $$11.30 on Monday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The stock had a trading volume of 3 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,633. The stock has a market cap of $957.95 million, a P/E ratio of 35.31, a PEG ratio of 0.68 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 3.21 and a quick ratio of 1.15. Cementos Pacasmayo has a twelve month low of $10.97 and a twelve month high of $14.11.

Cementos Pacasmayo (NYSE:CPAC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 20th. The construction company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $88.28 million during the quarter. Cementos Pacasmayo had a return on equity of 5.86% and a net margin of 8.28%. sell-side analysts forecast that Cementos Pacasmayo will post 0.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Cementos Pacasmayo

Cementos Pacasmayo SAA., a cement company, produces, distributes, and sells cement and cement-related materials in the northern region of Peru. The company operates in three segments: Cement, Concrete and Blocks; Quicklime; and Sales of Construction Supplies. It produces cement for various uses, such as residential and commercial construction, and civil engineering; ready-mix concrete used in large construction sites; concrete blocks, such as paving units or paver stones for pedestrian walkways, as well as other bricks for partition walls and concrete blocks for structural and non-structural uses; and cement based products, including assembly gravity walls, beams and vaults, precast beams, sheet piles, seawalls, and piles, as well as bathroom and housing units.

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