Media stories about Innophos (NASDAQ:IPHS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Innophos earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 48.0631772545735 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
IPHS has been the subject of several recent research reports. BidaskClub upgraded Innophos from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Innophos from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, TheStreet cut Innophos from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.00.
Innophos (IPHS) opened at $43.72 on Tuesday. Innophos has a 52-week low of $40.45 and a 52-week high of $54.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a current ratio of 2.64. The company has a market capitalization of $848.62, a PE ratio of 39.04 and a beta of 0.83.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 16th. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th will be given a dividend of $0.48 per share. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. Innophos’s payout ratio is 171.43%.
Innophos Company Profile
Innophos Holdings, Inc is an international producer of specialty ingredient solutions that deliver for the food, health, nutrition and industrial markets. The Company’s segments include Food, Health and Nutrition, Industrial Specialties and Other. It offers a range of product categories, such as asphalt, catalyst, fertilizer salts, liquid phosphate, phosphate salt, phosphoric acid, polyphosphoric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and food blends.
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