News coverage about Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Trinseo earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.8750219890993 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Trinseo (TSE) opened at $77.00 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $3,370.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.18 and a beta of 2.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.05, a current ratio of 2.59 and a quick ratio of 1.78. Trinseo has a 12 month low of $57.70 and a 12 month high of $78.50.

Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The basic materials company reported $2.18 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.22 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $1.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.03 billion. Trinseo had a return on equity of 65.80% and a net margin of 6.78%. The business’s revenue was up 17.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.70 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Trinseo will post 7.64 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 23rd. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 8th. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.87%. Trinseo’s payout ratio is currently 22.57%.

Several research firms have commented on TSE. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Trinseo from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Trinseo from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Barclays boosted their price target on shares of Trinseo from $73.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Jefferies Group boosted their price target on shares of Trinseo from $82.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Finally, Alembic Global Advisors restated a “buy” rating on shares of Trinseo in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $77.00.

In related news, insider David Phillip Stasse sold 10,043 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.17, for a total transaction of $714,760.31. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 28,684 shares in the company, valued at $2,041,440.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 0.26% of the company’s stock.

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About Trinseo

Trinseo SA is a materials company engaged in the manufacture and marketing of synthetic rubber, latex and plastics. The Company’s segments include Latex Binders, Synthetic Rubber, Performance Plastics, Basic Plastics, Feedstocks and Americas Styrenics. The Latex Binders segment produces styrene-butadiene latex (SB latex) and other latex polymers and binders.

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