News articles about Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fairmount Santrol earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 44.6359618692305 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Form 8-K FAIRMOUNT SANTROL HOLDIN For: Mar 13 (streetinsider.com)
- Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (FMSA) predicted to achieve EPS growth of -36.80% for this year – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- Federal Trade Commission Grants Early Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Proposed Fairmount … – GlobeNewswire (press release) (globenewswire.com)
- Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (FMSA) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2017 – GuruFocus.com (gurufocus.com)
- Federal Trade Commission Grants Early Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Proposed Fairmount Santrol and Unimin Merger (finance.yahoo.com)
Several analysts have recently issued reports on FMSA shares. Barclays upped their price target on Fairmount Santrol from $4.00 to $5.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. TheStreet upgraded Fairmount Santrol from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. ValuEngine upgraded Fairmount Santrol from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Fairmount Santrol in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities initiated coverage on Fairmount Santrol in a research note on Friday, December 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $8.00 target price for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.95.
Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The industrial products company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.14 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $273.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $279.50 million. Fairmount Santrol had a net margin of 11.34% and a return on equity of 40.34%. The company’s revenue was up 94.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.09) EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Fairmount Santrol will post 0.55 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, EVP Gerald L. Clancey sold 10,477 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.49, for a total value of $47,041.73. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jenniffer D. Deckard sold 6,450 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.46, for a total value of $28,767.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 28,626 shares of company stock valued at $128,051. Insiders own 9.80% of the company’s stock.
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About Fairmount Santrol
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc is a provider of sand-based proppant solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Proppant Solutions, and Industrial & Recreational (I&R) Products. Its Proppant Solutions segment provides sand-based proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing operations throughout the United States and Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, northern Europe and the United Arab Emirates.
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