Media headlines about Hanwha Q CELLS (NASDAQ:HQCL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment 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. Hanwha Q CELLS earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.2853632548055 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Hanwha Q CELLS from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Axiom Securities reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Hanwha Q CELLS in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Roth Capital set a $8.00 price objective on shares of Hanwha Q CELLS and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 25th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Hanwha Q CELLS from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a hold rating to the company. Hanwha Q CELLS has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.75.

Hanwha Q CELLS (HQCL) traded down $0.03 during trading on Monday, hitting $7.34. 8,100 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 35,286. Hanwha Q CELLS has a 1-year low of $6.09 and a 1-year high of $9.79. The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. The stock has a market cap of $610.63, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.78 and a beta of 1.93.

Hanwha Q CELLS (NASDAQ:HQCL) last announced its earnings results on Friday, November 10th. The semiconductor company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. Hanwha Q CELLS had a net margin of 0.75% and a return on equity of 3.43%. The firm had revenue of $543.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $564.60 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.50 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 23.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Hanwha Q CELLS will post 0.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Hanwha Q CELLS

Hanwha Q CELLS Co, Ltd., formerly Hanwha SolarOne Co, Ltd., is a global solar energy company engaged in the manufacturing of solar modules, and the development and management of downstream solar farms. It manufactures a range of photo voltaic (PV) cells and PV modules at its manufacturing facilities in China and Malaysia using manufacturing process technologies, including those developed at its research and development facilities in Germany.

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