News stories about Nexeo Solutions (NASDAQ:NXEO) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nexeo Solutions earned a coverage optimism score of 0.41 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.9552076623267 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine raised Nexeo Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut Nexeo Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target on shares of Nexeo Solutions in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Nexeo Solutions presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.33.

Nexeo Solutions (NXEO) opened at $9.72 on Friday. Nexeo Solutions has a 52-week low of $6.74 and a 52-week high of $10.13. The company has a current ratio of 2.31, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05. The company has a market capitalization of $863.31, a P/E ratio of 16.76, a P/E/G ratio of 0.38 and a beta of 0.40.

Nexeo Solutions (NASDAQ:NXEO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The basic materials company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.08. Nexeo Solutions had a return on equity of 22.12% and a net margin of 1.30%. The firm had revenue of $929.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $886.00 million. equities analysts predict that Nexeo Solutions will post 0.8 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Brian Herington purchased 50,000 shares of Nexeo Solutions stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $8.35 per share, with a total value of $417,500.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.57% of the company’s stock.

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About Nexeo Solutions

Nexeo Solutions Inc, formerly WL Ross Holding Corp., is global distributor of chemicals products in North America and Asia, and plastics products in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia. The Company provides services, such as custom blending, packaging and re-packaging, private-label manufacturing and product testing in the form of chemical analysis, product performance analysis and product development.

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