News coverage about Braskem (NYSE:BAK) has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Braskem earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the energy company an impact score of 45.9264838753114 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Braskem (BAK) traded up $2.03 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $32.01. The company had a trading volume of 856,280 shares, compared to its average volume of 394,362. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.88, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a current ratio of 0.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,530.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.18 and a beta of 1.05. Braskem has a 1 year low of $17.44 and a 1 year high of $33.73.

Braskem (NYSE:BAK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The energy company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.13. Braskem had a return on equity of 45.23% and a net margin of 6.28%. analysts expect that Braskem will post 2.77 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Monday, December 11th were given a $0.7748 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 8th. Braskem’s payout ratio is 82.42%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on BAK shares. UBS Group raised Braskem from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Braskem from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.00.

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Braskem Company Profile

Braskem SA produces thermoplastic resins. The Company’s segments are Basic petrochemicals, Polyolefins, Vinyls, the United States and Europe, and Chemical distribution. It is also engaged in the import and export of chemicals, petrochemicals and fuels, the production, supply and sale of utilities such as steam, water, compressed air, industrial gases, the provision of industrial services, and the production, supply and sale of electric energy.

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