Resolute Forest Products (RFP) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows
News headlines about Resolute Forest Products (NYSE:RFP) (TSE:RFP) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Resolute Forest Products earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.0074625411839 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on RFP shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Resolute Forest Products from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. TheStreet raised shares of Resolute Forest Products from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $6.00 target price on shares of Resolute Forest Products in a research note on Friday, October 20th. TD Securities raised shares of Resolute Forest Products from a “reduce” rating to a “hold” rating and raised their target price for the company from $5.00 to $8.00 in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, CIBC upgraded shares of Resolute Forest Products from a “sector perform” rating to a “sector outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.58.
Resolute Forest Products (RFP) opened at $9.70 on Monday. Resolute Forest Products has a 52-week low of $4.10 and a 52-week high of $9.80. The company has a quick ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 2.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51.
In other news, SVP Yves Laflamme sold 20,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.19, for a total value of $170,352.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 114,542 shares in the company, valued at $938,098.98. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Silvana Travaglini sold 6,355 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.80, for a total transaction of $55,924.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 30,342 shares in the company, valued at approximately $267,009.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 42,455 shares of company stock worth $356,632 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.
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About Resolute Forest Products
Resolute Forest Products Inc operates in the forest products industry. It offers a range of forest products, including market pulp, tissue, wood products, newsprint and specialty papers. As of December 31, 2016, it owned or operated over 40 pulp, paper, tissue and wood products facilities in the United States and Canada.
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