News articles about Domtar (NYSE:UFS) (TSE:UFS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Domtar earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.7446016897863 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Domtar (NYSE UFS) opened at $45.77 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 2.24. Domtar has a 12 month low of $35.47 and a 12 month high of $52.58. The stock has a market cap of $2,870.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.25, a P/E/G ratio of 3.10 and a beta of 1.63.
Domtar (NYSE:UFS) (TSE:UFS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.69 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $1.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.31 billion. Domtar had a positive return on equity of 6.02% and a negative net margin of 4.11%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.75 EPS. analysts predict that Domtar will post 3 EPS for the current year.
UFS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. UFS lowered shares of Domtar from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, January 29th. Raymond James Financial cut shares of Domtar from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Domtar from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Friday, January 12th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Vertical Group lowered shares of Domtar from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Domtar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Domtar currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $44.33.
In other Domtar news, CEO John David Williams sold 68,556 shares of Domtar stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.28, for a total transaction of $3,104,215.68. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 55,242 shares in the company, valued at $2,501,357.76. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Michael Fagan sold 23,674 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.87, for a total transaction of $1,062,252.38. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 19,477 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $873,932.99. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.04% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Domtar Company Profile
Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a range of fiber-based products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and absorbent hygiene products. The Company segments include Pulp and Paper and Personal Care. The Pulp and Paper segment consists of the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of communication, specialty and packaging papers, as well as softwood, fluff and hardwood market pulp.
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