Media stories about A. Schulman (NASDAQ:SHLM) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. A. Schulman earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.9446647799315 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of A. Schulman (NASDAQ SHLM) opened at $39.25 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $1,160.00, a PE ratio of 31.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 1.58. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.01. A. Schulman has a 1-year low of $25.00 and a 1-year high of $40.95.

A. Schulman (NASDAQ:SHLM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $674.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $639.10 million. A. Schulman had a net margin of 1.78% and a return on equity of 28.45%. A. Schulman’s quarterly revenue was up 12.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.49 EPS. equities research analysts expect that A. Schulman will post 2.13 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, January 15th will be issued a $0.205 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 11th. This represents a $0.82 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.09%. A. Schulman’s payout ratio is 65.08%.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of A. Schulman from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of A. Schulman from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. TheStreet upgraded shares of A. Schulman from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of A. Schulman from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 9th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating on shares of A. Schulman in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $39.67.

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A. Schulman Company Profile

A. Schulman, Inc is an international supplier of plastic formulations, resins and services, and provides solutions to its customers’ requirements through custom-formulated products. The Company’s customers span a range of markets, such as packaging, mobility, building and construction, electronics and electrical, agriculture, personal care and hygiene, custom services, and sports, home and leisure.

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