JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of RPM International (NYSE:RPM) from an underweight rating to a neutral rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday, BenzingaRatingsTable reports. The brokerage currently has $55.00 target price on the specialty chemicals company’s stock, up from their previous target price of $50.00.

Several other brokerages also recently weighed in on RPM. Zacks Investment Research downgraded RPM International from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, December 18th. BMO Capital Markets set a $72.00 price target on RPM International and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, January 4th. ValuEngine downgraded RPM International from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, January 5th. Vertical Research downgraded RPM International from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Thursday, January 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a hold rating and issued a $59.00 price target on shares of RPM International in a report on Sunday, January 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $66.57.

RPM stock opened at $60.72 on Monday. RPM International has a 1 year low of $47.53 and a 1 year high of $68.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.81. The company has a market capitalization of $7.91 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.79, a P/E/G ratio of 2.82 and a beta of 1.18.

RPM International (NYSE:RPM) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 4th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.03. RPM International had a return on equity of 21.39% and a net margin of 3.96%. The firm had revenue of $1.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.14 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.30 EPS. RPM International’s revenue was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that RPM International will post 2.52 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.35 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 15th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.31%. RPM International’s payout ratio is 47.95%.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Riverview Trust Co acquired a new stake in shares of RPM International during the 4th quarter worth $27,000. Essex Savings Bank acquired a new stake in shares of RPM International during the 4th quarter worth $56,000. Tributary Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of RPM International during the 4th quarter worth $72,000. We Are One Seven LLC acquired a new stake in shares of RPM International during the 4th quarter worth $153,000. Finally, Bremer Trust National Association acquired a new stake in shares of RPM International during the 4th quarter worth $176,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.46% of the company’s stock.

RPM International Company Profile

RPM International Inc manufactures and sells specialty chemicals for the industrial, specialty, and consumer markets worldwide. Its Industrial segment offers waterproofing, coatings, and institutional roofing systems; sealants, air barriers, tapes, and foams; residential home weatherization systems; roofing and building maintenance and related services; sealing and bonding, and flooring and in-plant glazing solutions; solutions for fire stopping and intumescent steel coating, and the manufacturing industry; polymer flooring systems; and fiberglass reinforced plastic gratings and shapes.

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