News articles about James Hardie Industries PLC. (NYSE:JHX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. James Hardie Industries PLC. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.3161757421866 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

James Hardie Industries PLC. (NYSE:JHX) traded down $0.02 on Tuesday, reaching $15.97. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 75,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 18,402. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.39, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a current ratio of 1.74. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,055.97, a P/E ratio of 10.45 and a beta of 1.23. James Hardie Industries PLC. has a one year low of $13.55 and a one year high of $17.28.

A number of research firms have commented on JHX. BidaskClub upgraded James Hardie Industries PLC. from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Citigroup Inc. upgraded James Hardie Industries PLC. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday.

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James Hardie Industries PLC. Company Profile

James Hardie Industries Plc is a manufacturer of fiber cement products and systems for internal and external building construction applications in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. The Company’s operating segments are North America and Europe Fiber Cement, and Asia Pacific Fiber Cement.

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