Harsco (HSC) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Harsco (NYSE:HSC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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. Harsco earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.8558942664385 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Harsco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Argus boosted their price objective on Harsco to $24.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Harsco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.75.

Harsco (NYSE HSC) opened at $19.25 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.87, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 1.30. Harsco has a one year low of $11.40 and a one year high of $22.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,564.64, a price-to-earnings ratio of 62.10 and a beta of 3.10.

Harsco (NYSE:HSC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The industrial products company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.04. Harsco had a return on equity of 32.46% and a net margin of 1.69%. The business had revenue of $384.65 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $398.85 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.14 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Harsco will post 0.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Harsco

Harsco Corporation is a provider of industrial services and engineered products. The Company operates in three segments: Harsco Metals & Minerals, Harsco Industrial and Harsco Rail. The Harsco Metals & Minerals segment provides outsourced on-site services to the global metals industry, with the operations focused in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Brazil.

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