Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Friday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on ICL. ValuEngine cut Israel Chemicals Shs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $5.25 price objective (up from $4.75) on shares of Israel Chemicals Shs in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Israel Chemicals Shs from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. Israel Chemicals Shs has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.67.

Israel Chemicals Shs (ICL) traded up 1.55% during trading on Friday, hitting $4.59. 92,993 shares of the company traded hands. Israel Chemicals Shs has a 12-month low of $3.52 and a 12-month high of $4.95. The company’s market capitalization is $5.85 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $4.70 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.44.

Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The basic materials company reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.01. Israel Chemicals Shs had a negative net margin of 3.43% and a positive return on equity of 13.55%. The firm had revenue of $1.32 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.32 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.09 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Israel Chemicals Shs will post $0.29 earnings per share for the current year.

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Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Wellington Management Group LLP boosted its stake in shares of Israel Chemicals Shs by 44.8% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 23,830 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 7,370 shares in the last quarter. KCG Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Israel Chemicals Shs during the first quarter valued at $102,000. Schroder Investment Management Group bought a new stake in shares of Israel Chemicals Shs during the first quarter valued at $508,000. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Israel Chemicals Shs by 80.1% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 40,566 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $189,000 after buying an additional 18,041 shares in the last quarter. Finally, World Asset Management Inc bought a new stake in shares of Israel Chemicals Shs during the second quarter valued at $355,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 5.98% of the company’s stock.

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