News coverage about Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Century Aluminum earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 44.903223852863 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

CENX has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Century Aluminum from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Century Aluminum from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their target price for the company from $22.00 to $14.50 in a report on Monday, October 30th. BMO Capital Markets set a $16.00 target price on shares of Century Aluminum and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Deutsche Bank raised shares of Century Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Cowen set a $16.00 target price on shares of Century Aluminum and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.90.

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ CENX) opened at $19.71 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 2.61. The firm has a market cap of $1,730.00, a P/E ratio of -11.01 and a beta of 0.42. Century Aluminum has a 1-year low of $8.46 and a 1-year high of $21.78.

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.08). The firm had revenue of $388.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $392.28 million. Century Aluminum had a negative net margin of 10.45% and a negative return on equity of 0.17%. Century Aluminum’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.31) earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Century Aluminum will post 0.35 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Century Aluminum

Century Aluminum Company (Century) is a holding company, which is a producer of primary aluminum and operates aluminum reduction facilities, or smelters, in the United States and Iceland. The Company operates through primary aluminum segment. The Company’s primary aluminum facilities produce standard grade primary aluminum products.

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