Headlines about Quaker Chemical (NYSE:KWR) have been trending somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Quaker Chemical earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 45.0530339966742 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. B. Riley set a $165.00 target price on Quaker Chemical and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. BidaskClub upgraded Quaker Chemical from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $153.00 target price on shares of Quaker Chemical in a report on Sunday, September 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Quaker Chemical from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, September 9th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Quaker Chemical from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $163.50.

Shares of Quaker Chemical (NYSE KWR) opened at $146.99 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 2.83 and a quick ratio of 2.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,990.00, a P/E ratio of 30.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.75 and a beta of 1.35. Quaker Chemical has a 52 week low of $124.92 and a 52 week high of $165.93.

Quaker Chemical (NYSE:KWR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.26 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $212.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $200.71 million. Quaker Chemical had a return on equity of 15.43% and a net margin of 5.93%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.25 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Quaker Chemical will post 5 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 17th will be paid a $0.355 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 16th. This represents a $1.42 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.97%. Quaker Chemical’s dividend payout ratio is 39.66%.

In other news, VP Jan Nieman sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.00, for a total value of $145,000.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 14,636 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,122,220. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP D Jeffry Benoliel sold 5,981 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $162.21, for a total value of $970,178.01. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 21,429 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,475,998.09. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 25,938 shares of company stock worth $4,081,305 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.

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Quaker Chemical Company Profile

Quaker Chemical Corporation is a provider of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical expertise to a range of industries, including steel, aluminum, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, cans and others. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia/Pacific and South America.

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