News headlines about A. Schulman (NASDAQ:SHLM) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. A. Schulman earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.7535776480519 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of A. Schulman (NASDAQ SHLM) opened at $35.35 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.28, a current ratio of 1.68 and a quick ratio of 1.09. The firm has a market cap of $1,042.82, a PE ratio of 20.20, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 1.57. A. Schulman has a 1 year low of $25.00 and a 1 year high of $39.85.

A. Schulman (NASDAQ:SHLM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The basic materials company reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $646.65 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $624.91 million. A. Schulman had a net margin of 1.35% and a return on equity of 31.20%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.47 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that A. Schulman will post 2.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

SHLM has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of A. Schulman from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Longbow Research upgraded shares of A. Schulman from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, August 25th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of A. Schulman from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. ValuEngine cut shares of A. Schulman from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating on shares of A. Schulman in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.00.

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A. Schulman Company Profile

A. Schulman, Inc is an international supplier of plastic formulations, resins and services, and provides solutions to its customers’ requirements through custom-formulated products. The Company’s customers span a range of markets, such as packaging, mobility, building and construction, electronics and electrical, agriculture, personal care and hygiene, custom services, and sports, home and leisure.

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